TEHRAN, January 23. /TASS/. Countering sanctions, imposed on Russia and Iran by the US, requires deepening of relations and coordination between Moscow and Tehran, Iranian Majles (Parliament) Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf said during the meeting with Russian State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin Monday.
"The today’s threat is the brutal sanctions that the US imposed against Russia, Iran and many other countries. These issues requires taking strategic measures on deepening of relations [between Russia and Iran] in all areas, with cooperation and greater coordination, especially between the leaders and officials of the two states," Ghalibaf said, according to IRNA.
The Russian State Duma Speaker is currently in Iran with an official visit as the head of the State Duma delegation, which arrived on Sunday. Previously, the IRNA news agency reported citing a source in the Iranian Parliament that Volodin will meet with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Monday.