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Top Iran, Russia Diplomats Discuss Ties, Region

Top Iran, Russia Diplomats Discuss Ties, RegionTop Iran, Russia Diplomats Discuss Ties, Region

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, discussed a range of issues in a telephone conversation, including expansion of bilateral ties and the latest developments in the region.

In the conversation on Tuesday night, Zarif condemned the recent deadly terrorist attack in Russia’s Saint Petersburg metro station and extended the Iranian nation and government’s sympathies to the bereaved families of the victims of the tragic incident, Tasnim News Agency reported.

On Monday, the bomb blast in St Petersburg killed at least 14 people and wounded dozens more.The Iranian and Russian ministers also explored ways of strengthening bilateral cooperation between the two countries, and exchanged views on latest developments in the region, the report added.

Zarif and Lavrov also called for the prompt implementation of a series of recently-signed agreements between Iran and Russia. On March 29, ranking officials from Iran and Russia signed 14 cooperation documents at a high-profile meeting in Moscow to promote bilateral relations in a range of fields from communications to tourism. In a ceremony in Kremlin attended by President Hassan Rouhani and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, top officials from the two sides signed cooperation documents in political, economic, scientific, legal and cultural fields.

 

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