Russia and Iran to Strengthen Cooperation for Greater Stability in Region

Maria Kiselyova
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A file photo of Iranian President Hassan Rohani shaking hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Astrakhan, Russia, September 29, 2014.Credit: AFP
Maria Kiselyova

REUTERS - Russia and Iran have agreed to strengthen their cooperation in order to bring stability and security to the Middle East, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.

Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif had a telephone conversation on Saturday at Moscow's request, following Lavrov's talks with the United States, Saudi Arabia and Turkey about Syria in Vienna on Friday, the ministry said in a statement on its website.