Zarif meets Putin in Sochi

September 13, 2017

TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met Russian President Vladimir Putin late on Wednesday in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi.

The latest developments in Syria as well as the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers featured high in the talks.

Upon arrival in Sochi earlier the day, Zarif had pointed to coordination between Tehran and Moscow on regional developments, particularly the Syria crisis as the main purpose of his visit to Russia.

Zarif said cooperation between Iran, Russia and Turkey resulted in the improvement of the situation in Syria and prevented tension to a great extent.

He also stressed the need for closer coordination between Iran and Russia given the recent U.S. stance on the JCPOA, the nuclear agreement between Iran and the 5+1 group (Russia, China, the U.S., Britain, France and Germany).

SP/PA

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