Rouhani says to boost Iran's ties with Russia in new term
                 Source: Xinhua | 2017-05-27 23:29:24 | Editor: huaxia

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a press conference in Tehran on May 22, 2017. (Xinhua/AFP Photo)

TEHRAN, May 27 (Xinhua) -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Saturday that relations with Russia will be further expanded during his new term in office, Tasnim news agency reported.

"More determined than ever, Iran is prepared to boost mutual and regional cooperation with Russia," Rouhani said in the telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on Saturday.

"In the near future, we will witness much closer cooperation between the two countries," he was quoted as saying.

Rouhani urged more joint efforts to promote peace in Syria and fight against terrorism, describing the enhancement of cooperation in Syria as very "significant."

For his part, Putin offered his congratulations to Rouhani on his re-election as the Iranian president, saying the results of the presidential election proved that Iranians are supporting Rouhani's economic and social measures as well as his regional and international plans.

Rouhani emerged victorious in the elections held last Friday and secured a second term by winning 57 percent of the votes.

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Rouhani says to boost Iran's ties with Russia in new term

Source: Xinhua 2017-05-27 23:29:24

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a press conference in Tehran on May 22, 2017. (Xinhua/AFP Photo)

TEHRAN, May 27 (Xinhua) -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Saturday that relations with Russia will be further expanded during his new term in office, Tasnim news agency reported.

"More determined than ever, Iran is prepared to boost mutual and regional cooperation with Russia," Rouhani said in the telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on Saturday.

"In the near future, we will witness much closer cooperation between the two countries," he was quoted as saying.

Rouhani urged more joint efforts to promote peace in Syria and fight against terrorism, describing the enhancement of cooperation in Syria as very "significant."

For his part, Putin offered his congratulations to Rouhani on his re-election as the Iranian president, saying the results of the presidential election proved that Iranians are supporting Rouhani's economic and social measures as well as his regional and international plans.

Rouhani emerged victorious in the elections held last Friday and secured a second term by winning 57 percent of the votes.

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