Lawmaker: World's Political Developments Not to Affect Iran-Russia Ties
TEHRAN (FNA)- Rapporteur of the Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Abolfazl Amouyee reaffirmed that the amicable and strategic relations between Tehran and Moscow will not be influenced by any political change in the world.
"Political changes in any part of the world have no influence on Iran-Russia bilateral relations…. Countries like Russia advocate multilateralism," Amouyee said.
He pointed to a recent visit by Iran’s Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf to Moscow and submitting a message by Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei to the Russian government, and said that such developments that came a few days after the change in the White House, show that any political change in any part of the world would not affect bilateral relations between Iran and Russia.
Amouyee, meantime, pointed out that Iran, as a powerful country in West Asia, attaches great importance to its relations with all independent countries, such as Russia and China, because they hold similar views toward international relations and counter the American and Western hegemonic policies.
“There is a common view between Iran and countries such as Russia and China, and they also advocate multilateralism," he added.
In a relevant development on Saturday, Iran’s Ambassador to Russia Kazzem Jalali and Russian President’s Special Envoy for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov stressed cooperation and consultations about regional issues.
Jalali and Bogdanov on Saturday talked on bilateral ties, and the latest developments in the region, including Syria, Yemen, and Palestine.
The two diplomats stressed the need for continuation of contacts and visits for exchanging views.
In relevant remarks last week, Kazzem Jalali called for bolstering media relations between Russia and Iran to ensure reliability of the news by both sides.