(IRNA) - Favoring adoption of political and diplomatic means to resolve Iran's nuclear issue, India and Russia has said implementation of the UN Security Council resolution should facilitate resumption of talks for a long-term comprehensive agreement.
"The UNSC resolution 1737 would allow development of relations and cooperation with Iran based on "mutual respect", the two sides said after talks here between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Russian President Vladimir Putin during which Iran issue figured.
"The two sides are convinced that an effective solution to the Iranian nuclear issue is best found through political and diplomatic efforts," a joint statement signed by Singh and Putin after the talks said.
Describing the UNSC resolution 1737 as significant, they said it underscores the need for "more active and transparent cooperation" of Iran with the IAEA in order to resolve outstanding verification issues, reports Trend.
They agreed that "implementation of the resolution should facilitate resumption of negotiations for a long-term comprehensive agreement which would allow for the development of relations and cooperation with Iran based on mutual respect and the establishment of international confidence in the exclusively peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear programme."