Iran Discusses Nuclear Talks, Defense with Russia
Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian arrived in Moscow last week for important meetings with Russian officials.
Among the topics of discussion was the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the Iran deal of 2015. Iran continues to say that it wants support for a return to the Iran deal, even as it enriches uranium above 80 percent and stockpiles the enriched uranium.
Iran said that “Russia played an efficient role in the new round of the 4+1 talks in Vienna, which continued for a few months. Our Russian colleagues keep fulfilling their obligations related to returning the sides [to the negotiating table]."
Iran is also seeking more work with Russia on the International North-South Transport Corridor, which means increased trade via the Caucasus. In general, this is about creating new networks to avoid the US and the West as sanctions grow on Iran.
Iran also hopes that “Russia and Iran would agree on visa-free travel for individual tourists later this year. Currently, visa-free travel from Russia to Iran is possible only in groups.” (JPost / VFI News)
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