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Larijani: Putin carried special message for Iranian officials

Tehran, Oct 17, IRNA - Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Larijani said on Wednesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin had brought a special message for Iranian officials.

Speaking to IRNA, he said the Russian president who attended the second Caspian Sea littoral states summit in Tehran had brought a special message for Iranian officials. He also quoted Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ali Khamenei as telling the Russian president that Iran would study and deliberate on the message in due course.

Putin met Iran's Supreme Leader Khamenei

On content of the message, he said parts of the message was related to Iran's nuclear activities.

The details of Putin's message would be made public in an appropriate time, Larijani said.

The Russian President conferred on Tuesday with Iran's Supreme Leader and his Iranian counterpart President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on issues of mutual interests as well as regional developments.

Larijani, Solana to resume talks on October 23

Iran's top nuclear negotiator, Ali Larijani, and European Union foreign policy chief, Javier Solana, will resume nuclear talks on October 23, a senior national security official said on Wednesday.

Deputy secretary of Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), Javad Vaeedi, told IRNA that the meeting will be held either in Vienna, Austria, or in Rome, Italy, next Tuesday.

The meeting which is in continuation of Lisbon talks, is to be held either in Vienna or in Rome, he added.

Larijani and Solana met in Lisbon, Portugal, on June 23. They also held talks from May 31 to June 1.

They had discussed Iran's peaceful nuclear program in Ankara, Turkey, from April 25-26.

Three rounds of discussions held between Solana and Larijani as well as the meeting of Iran's top nuclear negotiator with Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Mohamed ElBaradei caused the two sides to reach an agreement. The agreement, inked on August 21, is currently under way.

Based on the agreement signed by Tehran and the IAEA, six issues, including plutonium, centrifuges P1 and P2, source of contamination, metal uranium document, polonium-210, and Chegin mine, are on agenda of the discussion. Of the cases, the files of plutonium and pollution in Karaj have thus far been closed.

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