Ahmadinejad arrives in Russia

Iran Materials 16 June 2009 10:18 (UTC +04:00)

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has arrived in Russia to attend a regional security summit, AP reported.

Ahmadinejad had been expected to arrive Monday and meet with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on the sidelines of the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

The Iranian leader postponed the trip for one day amid street protests in Iran following his re-election in a bitterly disputed vote. No reason was given for the postponement.

Ahmadinejad attended Tuesday's session of the regional security summit in the Ural Mountains city of Yekaterinburg.

Iran is an observer to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, which is dominated by Russia and China and includes Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.