Russia’s Putin Receive Iranian FM in Sochi

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Russian President Vladimir Putin have exchanged views about the cooperation between the two countries regarding Syria.

Speaking to reporters afterward, Zarif described the gathering, also attended by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, as “substantial and positive.”

“We had a good cooperation on fight against terrorism in Syria and establishing peace there,” Zarif told reports following his meeting with President Putin on Wednesday in Moscow.

Zarif touched upon the upcoming Astana peace talks to be held on September 14-15, saying Tehran and Moscow will continue cooperation regarding Syria in Astana.

During the meeting, the sides also discussed Iran’s nuclear accord. “The Islamic Republic of Iran has so far fulfilled all its commitments concerning the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action), but unfortunately certain sides have not stayed committed as they should. Today, we stress that this is an international and multilateral agreement and that all sides should adhere to it,” he added.



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