Putin to visit Tehran next week for trilateral talks

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Russian Vladimir Putin will travel to Tehran next week for talks with Iranian and Turkish leaders under the Syria-linked Astana mechanism, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday.

However, an Iranian lawmaker said Putin must visit Iran to follow through on economic cooperation plans.

The head of the Iranian parliament’s economic committee, Mohammad-Reza Pourebrahimi, said on Tuesday that planning to expand economic ties between Tehran and Moscow would be on the agenda of talks between the two presidents.

Noting that the Russians are now more inclined towards economic collaborations with Iran than in the past, referring to the restrictions imposed on Moscow during its invasion of Ukraine. “Sanctions imposed on Russia by the United States and Europe have made it increasingly in need of economic cooperation with Iran.”

After the 16th Astana Process meeting in Kazakhstan’s capital, Nur Sultan, in July 2021, Turkey, Russia and Iran pledged to maintain cooperation in Syria to bring the warring parties together to find a solution. permanent to the war that has been going on for a decade.

Initiated by Turkey, Iran and Russia, the Astana meeting focuses on the constitutional system, political transition, security and resettlement. The first Astana meeting was held in Turkey in January 2017 to facilitate the UN-sponsored peace talks in Geneva.

End of June, Raisi and Putin held a meeting during their visit to Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistanon the sidelines of the 6th Summit of Heads of State of the Caspian Rim States.

US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said on Monday that Russia wants hundreds of drones from Iranboth for surveillance and attack, for use in its war in Ukraine.

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