Tehran, Iran, August 17
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
The continuation of Iran-Russia nuclear cooperation and mutual trade will be among the major topics to be discussed during Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif's trip to Moscow, Iranian expert in Russian Affairs Shoaib Bahman told Trend August 17.
Pointing to Russia's stance on the Iranian nuclear case in the past two years, Bahman said Iran and Russia have to discuss how to cooperate on implementing the recent nuclear deal.
Iran and the group called P5+1 (the US, UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany) reached a final deal - also called the Joint Plan of Action or JCPOA - on Iran's nuclear program on July 14.
The deal will help keep Iran's nuclear program under close inspection and in return it will remove economic sanctions on the Islamic Republic.
Russia is Iran's biggest nuclear partner and will play a big role in implementing the JCPOA, so the two countries are going to discuss how to push Iran's nuclear program along, Bahman predicted.
He further said that Zarif is also likely to discuss how to improve trade between Iran and Russia, since despite sharing common political views on most regional situations the two have had a very little mutual trade.
Statistics said that the Iran-Russia trade stood at $1.7 billion for 2014.
Edited by CN