Russian Prez Putin did not mention drone deliveries to Iran: Kremlin



Russian President Vladimir Putin has not discussed drone deliveries with either Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi or Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov said on Tuesday.

“The drones were not discussed with either the president or the supreme leader,” Yury was quoted by the Sputnik news agency as saying.

Media reported that the Iranian government was preparing to supply Russia with several hundred drones, including weapons-capable drones.

“They discussed conceptual issues with the Supreme Leader – the situation in the world and bilateral relations. In general, widely,” the Kremlin aide added.

The Russian President arrived in Iran yesterday and met with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi.

This is Putin’s first trip outside the former Soviet Union since Moscow’s military operations in Ukraine on February 24.

The conversation between the two counterparts took place in the office of the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

According to Kremlin aide Yury Ushako, Moscow’s meeting with Tehran should allow an exchange of views on the main aspects of bilateral cooperation, as well as on international and regional security issues, including the current situation around the plan. Joint Global Action on Iran’s Nuclear Program. (JCPOA).

TASS reported that the Kremlin representative called Tehran an important partner of Moscow, stressing that relations between the countries are friendly, have a centuries-old history and are developing very effectively in a wide range of areas.

Ushakov previously noted that Russia and Iran intend to take bilateral cooperation to a new level, that of strategic partnership, so a corresponding interstate treaty is currently in preparation.

According to Russian media, the issue of strengthening Russian-Iranian cooperation in the economic sphere is particularly relevant in light of the tightening of Western sanctions against Russia and the prospect of the signing of a permanent agreement between Iran and Iran. the Eurasian Economic Union on a free trade area. in 2022, which should replace the interim treaty currently in place.

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