Iran, Russia strategic partnership accelerates expansion of ties: Russian expert

Moscow, IRNA - Nina Mammadova, head of Iran's sector of the Russian Institute of Oriental Studies, said that the strategic partnership document to be signed by Iran and Russia would speed up the expansion of their relationship.

In an interview with IRNA correspondent on Sunday in Moscow, Mammadova said that the relationship between Tehran and Moscow has seen significant changes since signing the treaty on the basis for mutual relations and the principles of cooperation between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Russian Federation in 2001 and the global situation has evolved, too.

Iran and Russia began to broadly expand their ties during the presidency of Vladimir Putin, cooperating on areas like energy, industry, technology, economy, commerce, and culture, the experts said, adding that the leadership in both countries are determined to strengthen ties.

Mammadova noted that Iran and Russia need to expand their ties in order to stand against the US' expansionist and imperialist policies in the international arena.

Iran has been under US sanctions since the victory of the Islamic Revolution and Russia has seen over 100 packages of sanctions from the US side in the last decade, she said, noting that this has made Tehran and Moscow closer and the strategic partnership document could organize this intimacy.

Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi is slated to visit Russia where he is expected to sign the strategic partnership document with the Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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