Russian president: Progress in settlement of Iranian nuclear problem was possible thanks to Iran’s leadership

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Progress in settlement of the Iranian nuclear problem was possible thanks to the constructive position of the Iranian government, Russian President Vladimir Putin was quoted as saying today by the RIA Novosti.

"I am sure that this has been done through the efforts of the Iranian government," Putin said at the meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif.

"We have a large bilateral agenda; it primarily covers the economic and trade ties. We observe a decrease in commodities turnover and we should consider how to reverse the situation," he added.

Putin also noted that he recently spoke on telephone with his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani and asked the minister to convey his best wishes to the Iranian president.

At a meeting held on Nov. 24, 2013 Iran and the P5+1 countries (Russia, USA, UK, France, China and Germany) agreed on measures to significantly decrease Iran's nuclear program in anticipation of the full agreement. In particular, Iran committed to stop uranium enrichment exceeding five percent, to suspend the production of plutonium and centrifuges and allow IAEA inspectors into its nuclear facilities.

Translated by E.A.

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