Moscow plans to expand ties with Tehran, diplomat says

May 28, 2016

Russia will use decreasing tensions around Iran to expand ties with Tehran in many spheres, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said on Friday.

“We think that it is important to use decreasing tensions around Iran, as well as our participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, to give an impetus to expanding partner ties with Tehran in all spheres,” Ryabkov noted.

The diplomat added a meeting between 5+1 group (five permanent members of UN Security Council and Germany) and Iran at the level of political directors is not planned.

“Session of the commission of Iran and P5+1 group are held when necessary, there is no concrete schedule,” Ryabkov said. “We hold events at the expert level, there are now no relevant plans to hold a meeting at the level of political directors because the agreement is being implemented in the routine mode. Experts are working rather intensively in Vienna,” he added.

“Another meeting of International Atomic Energy Agency Board of Governors is drawing closer, and the report of the general director on this matter will be discussed there,” the diplomat noted. “There are no problems, there is nothing here that requires political participation,” he concluded.

(Source: TASS)



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