Tehran-Moscow strategic ties help protect regional stability
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 3
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
Strategic ties between Russia and Iran contribute to regional and international stability, as well as to peace, said Ali Akbar Velayati, senior aide to Iran's supreme leader.
Velayati further said that the current international situation requires consultations between Iran and Russia, IRNA news agency reported.
The aide made the remarks at a session in Moscow, which discussed political cooperation between Iran and Russia on Feb. 3.
Velayati further added that the times when a single country could have domination on the world are over.
"The current nasty situation in the world is a result of undertaking unilateral policies," he said, adding the cooperation between Iran and Russia can help build a fair system in the world.
He also called for expansion of strategic ties with Moscow, and said Iran and Russia have a common point of view regarding international developments.
Velayati arrived in Moscow on Feb. 1, on a four-day official visit at an invitation from the head of the Russian Institute of Strategic Studies, Leonid Reshetnikov.
Ahead of his departure for Moscow, Velayati described Iran and Russia as two influential countries in the region and the world, and spoke about cooperation between Tehran and Moscow in fight against terrorism.
He also was reported to say that Iran and Russia are the main pillars of regional cooperation.