Russian, Iranian Presidents Discuss Vienna Nuclear Talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with his Iranian counterpart Ebrahim Raisi on Wednesday and exchanged views on the current situation surrounding talks in Vienna between Iran and P4+1.

Putin told Raisi that Moscow is eager to hear his position concerning the situation around the Iran nuclear deal, TASS reported.

“We are doing active work to establish a free trade zone between Iran and our assembly,” Putin added.

“I am very pleased to see you. And at the very beginning of our meeting I would like to ask you to convey my best wishes to the spiritual leader, Mr. Khamenei, upon your return to Tehran,” Putin concluded.

Iranian President Raisi arrived in Moscow on Wednesday noon, heading a high-profile political-economic delegation.

Raisi was welcomed by Russia’s Energy Minister Nikolay Shulginov, the Russian chair of the Iran-Russia Joint Economic Cooperation Joint Commission and Russia’s deputy foreign minister.

Raisi will also meet with Iranians residing in Russia, Shia and Sunni scholars, and Russian businesspeople.

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