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Iran says no limitation for boosting ties with Russia


Source: ISNA

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said there is no limitation for boosting ties with Russia. Ahmadinejad made remarks in his meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Beijing on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit, adding the mutual cooperation guarantees peace and security for the two nations and governments.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (R) with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin

He referred to constructive and positive bilateral ties, saying regional and international situations require deeper mutual ties and cooperation.

Ahmadinejad pointed out there is no limitation for Iran to boost ties with Russia, adding the two sides can improve mutual relations in various fields including economic, trade, joint ventures, culture and tourism.

He noted the mutual agreement on the issues over Caspian Sea can be a proper ground for inviting other countries to reach a comprehensive agreement in this regard.

Russian President for his part referred to Iran's nuclear program, saying Russia has always supported Iranian nations' rights and believes that using peaceful nuclear energy is the absolute right of the country.

He added Russia like Iran disagrees with the improvement of weapons of mass destruction as well as nuclear weapons.

Putin stressed boosting economic ties with Iran and referred to the issue of Caspian Sea, saying the issue has not been resolved yet and that Russia is willing and determined to resolve the issue.

He pointed out the parties should make an agreement to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

Ahmadinejad also held talks with Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao in Beijing on Wednesday and stressed broadening mutual cooperation and ties with the country.

Ahmadinejad referred to talks with P5+1, saying the West seek finding different excuses and waste time in talk between Iran and P5+1.

He stressed Iran's willingness to continue talks, despite the West's reluctance towards the realization of a fundamental agreement on Iranian nuclear energy program.

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