Russian Ambassador: Iran’s position on Crimea will not affect relations between countries

Iran’s non-recognition of Crimea and new regions as part of Russia will not worsen relations between countries

Tehran’s position regarding Crimea and the new Russian regions will not affect relations between Iran and Russia and the development of cooperation between the two countries. This was stated on February 9 in an interview with RIA Novosti by the Russian Ambassador to Iran. Alexey Dedov.

Vladimir Putin and Seyed Ali Khamenei

Vladimir Putin and Seyed Ali Khamenei

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As the ambassador noted, Moscow is well aware of Tehran’s position on this issue, and the recent statement by the Iranian Foreign Minister is not something new for Russia.

“This does not contradict the existing bilateral agreements in other areas. We see that cooperation is fruitfully developing and this factor does not have a negative impact.”Dedov said.

The ambassador stressed that Iran has taken a balanced position from the very beginning of the NMD, and the Iranian leader Ali Khamenei has repeatedly stated that the main cause of the crisis in Ukraine is the expansionist policy of the United States and NATO.

Recall that in January, the Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian announced Tehran’s non-recognition of the entry into Russia of the Crimea, DPR, LPR, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions.


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