Enhanced Russia Ties Will Produce Mutual Benefits

Enhanced Russia Ties Will Produce Mutual BenefitsEnhanced Russia Ties Will Produce Mutual Benefits

A member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission underlined the significance of enhanced Tehran-Moscow relations in helping promote regional security and stability and said expansion of ties will be in the interest of the two peoples.  

Lawmaker Mohammad Esmaeili made the statement in an interview with ISNA on Tuesday, in reference to Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif's trip to Russia on Monday.

Describing the two sides as two "important" countries in the region, Esmaeili said their decisions will have a direct bearing on regional security and stability.  

On the nuclear negotiations between Iran and major powers which culminated in a milestone deal last month, he said Russia had adopted a more "logical stance" in comparison to other countries in the P5+1.

Esmaeili pointed to the sanctions imposed by the West on Tehran and Moscow and urged the two countries to utilize their abundant capacities with a view to meeting the demands of one another.

He called on Moscow to deliver S-300 defense missile systems to Iran as had been previously agreed between the two sides in the shortest possible time.       

Pointing to attempts by the West to topple the Syrian government, he said, "Coordination between Iran and Russia in supporting the resistance of the Syrian people has led to the failure of efforts by the West to this aim."

He also called on the two sides to increase cooperation to help end the critical situation in war-ravaged Yemen.