Tehran, Moscow Keen on Broadening Coop.

Tehran, Moscow Keen on Broadening Coop.Tehran, Moscow Keen on Broadening Coop.

Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari underlined increasing cooperation between Tehran and Moscow on regional issues.

“Iran and Russia have taken joint stances on non-intervention of foreign parties, campaign against terrorism, ceasefire in Syria and resumption of Syrian talks,” he told reporters on Friday, Fars News Agency reported. Ansari highlighted the importance of Iran-Russia cooperation and consultations on political developments in the Middle East and said, “Cooperation between Tehran and Moscow in this field is more essential than before.”

In relevant remarks in August, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi underlined Tehran’s strategic ties with Moscow and said both countries share the same views over the war against the self-styled Islamic State militant group and terrorism in the region. “Relations between Iran and Russia are strategic,” Qasemi told reporters in a press conference in Tehran.

“Iran and Russia enjoy similar views over the campaign against IS and terrorism in the region, and security is important to us and we don’t spare any effort to maintain the country’s security.”

Also last month, a prominent Russian analyst said Tehran and Moscow are intensifying efforts to destroy terrorism in the region based on their increasingly strategic relations and cooperation.

Alexnader Paranjiov, a professor at Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, also told Fars News Agency that there is no doubt that relations between Iran and Russia are strategic.  “This type of ties is naturally long-term and even permanent, and pursue multidimensional and complicated goals,” he said.

“One of these complicated goals is suppression and destruction of major terrorist groups and bringing peace and order back to Syria.”