Attempts to pressure Tehran, Moscow in vain: Russian Expert

Moscow, Feb 14, IRNA – A Russian expert said that attempts to pressure Moscow and Tehran are intensifying, but the two countries are capable of countering such efforts.

Feeling of affection for Iran is growing in Russia, Alexander Polishchuk, head of Russia-Iran Friendship and Cooperation Society told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).

About Moscow-Tehran ties, Polishchuk said the two capitals have been enjoying increasing ties since the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran.

After the Islamic Revolution, the relations between Russia and Iran gradually warmed up, the Russian expert said adding that Russian leaders positively assess cooperation with Iran.

He went on to say that the grounds are now prepared for fostering Moscow-Tehran ties.

Last year, he added, over 30 meetings werer held between the officials of the Russian and Iranian foreign ministries which indicate the existence of high level of cooperation between the two countries.

'Russia has cordial cooperation based on confidence with Iran, and will take no anti-Iran measure.'

Polishchuk also called for expansion of cultural and scientific cooperation between Moscow and Tehran.

The development in Russia-Iran relations has set a record in the present time, he said.


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