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President before leaving Moscow for Tehran:

Iran, Russia have ample potentials for deepening ties/Political resolve for cementing ties present/Tehran-Moscow interaction in a new phase

President of the Islamic Republic of Iran said before leaving Moscow for Tehran: "There are ample and various potentials to develop ties between Iran and Russia and the two governments have the required political resolve to deepen relations".

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Speaking to reporters late on Tuesday, Dr Rouhani said: "Russia is a member of P5+1 that has helped Iran a lot in the implementation process of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and nuclear cooperation, as well as tapping peaceful nuclear technology".

Today, terrorism is a great danger for the region, said Rouhani, "Iran and Russia have had good, constructive cooperation with each other in the field of fighting terrorism and attempting to establish peace and stability in the region, as well as resolving the Iraqi and Syrian issues".

"Today in our negotiations with Mr Putin, we talked about Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and regional issues, as well as Afghanistan and even the security issues of Central Asia and Caucasus," the President added.

He also said: "The issue of transit is very important for us. The two countries are making efforts for connecting the Persian Gulf and Oman Sea to East and North Europe through Iran and the south-north corridor".

President Rouhani continued: "For resolving the Syrian issue and establishing stability in the region, Iran has tripartite cooperation with Russia and Turkey. We also have close cooperation with Russia and Azerbaijan in transit".

Stressing that the two countries have very good potentials to develop ties, he said: "Iran and Russia have entered a new phase in their relations. Today, the big projects in the field of oil and gas, with long-term implementation time and considerable investment volume between the two countries are either being implemented or in negotiation phase and ready to be implemented".

"In the field of railways, new cooperation for electrification, purchasing new locomotives and also carriages will be started. We have agreed to buy 6000 new cargo carriages, out of which 1100 carriages have been purchased already and the others will be built in Iran," Dr Rouhani said.

The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran also said: "Mr Putin has expressed full readiness to sell airplanes and helicopters to us during today's negotiations, stating that Russia is willing to cooperation with Iran in the industry, co-building what is needed in this regard".

"We also had fruitful negotiations in the field of legal issues regarding the Caspian Sea and the two countries have close views over this issue," continued the President.

On tourism, he said: "The officials of the two countries agreed to let tourists traveling in groups to enter either countries without visas and tourists traveling individually be able to travel easier".

Rouhani then referred to further strengthened cultural, scientific and academic relations and said: "In general, we can say that Iran-Russia ties have completely evolved with regard to bilateral and regional issues".

"We have ample potentials for developing relations between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Russian Federation and the two governments have good potentials at hand, as well as the required political resolve," concluded Dr Rouhani.

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