Russia Pledges to meet Commitments

Russia Pledges to  meet Commitments Russia Pledges to  meet Commitments

The Russian ambassador to Iran conferred with Kazem Jalali, director of the Majlis Research Center, in Tehran on Saturday.

Referring to the recent visit of Ali Akbar Salehi, director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, to Moscow, in which the two countries signed an agreement on the construction of new nuclear power plant units in Bushehr, Levan Dzhagaryan said, “Salehi’s visit to Moscow was a good and successful trip, which prepared the ground for increased bilateral relations.” ICANA reported.  He said, “Russia is bound by its commitments toward Iran and we will honor all our agreements.”

On the West’s concerns over the recent agreement made between the two states, the Russian envoy said, “Our contracts with Iran are completely transparent and in compliance with international regulations.”

He touched on the latest developments in the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the major powers and said, “Russia is optimistic about the outcome of the talks and it will do its best to help (the talks) reach a conclusion.”

Dzhagaryan noted, “Russia never ties Iran’s nuclear program to issues such as Ukraine, Syria and other disputes with the West; and all these cases are dealt with independently.”

The head of the Majlis Research Center also reiterated that the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany) should take legal, technical and expert issues into consideration, adding, “Iran has taken positive steps during the latest round of talks (in Muscat) and now it is their turn to show their goodwill in the negotiations.”

In addition, the member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee said Iran is not pessimistic about the negotiations and if the West is really resolved to reach an agreement, it is possible to strike a deal.