Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi yesterday told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that the cooperation among countries sanctioned by the United States will make them “stronger”.
“The relationship between countries that are sanctioned by the US, such as Iran, Russia or other countries, can overcome many problems and issues and make them stronger,” Raisi said in a meeting with Putin in Uzbekistan.
The Americans think whichever country they impose sanctions on, it will be stopped, their perception is a wrong one.”Raisi said his country is “seriously determined to develop bilateral strategic relations” with Russia in the fields of politics, economy, trade, and aerospace.
It was the second meeting between Raisi and Putin in two months, after the Russian President’s visit to Tehran on July 19. Putin also hailed growing ties with the Islamic republic, saying “on the bilateral level, cooperation is developing positively”
He added that work on a major new Russia-Iran treaty on strategic ties was nearly completed and that Moscow would be sending a Russian business delegation to Iran next week to develop commercial ties.
We are doing everything to make Iran a full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation,” Putin added, in reference to Tehran’s application for full membership in the group, which brings together China, Russia, India, Pakistan and four ex-Soviet Central Asian countries. At a conference in Dushanbe in September last year, members of the bloc endorsed Iran’s future membership.