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Rouhani, Putin discuss US exit from Iran nuclear deal at SCO summit

Rouhani also hailed Russia-Iran cooperation in Syria, saying "our role in the region is quite significant"

AP | PTI  |  Qingdao 

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, shakes hands with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during their meeting in Qingdao, China | AP/PTI

Iranian President says he would like to discuss the situation following the US withdrawal from the with Russian President

Speaking at the start of his today's meeting with Putin on the sidelines of the in Qingdao, China, Rouhani hailed close ties between Russia and Iran.

Iran has an observer status in the SCO, and Putin said that Moscow would support the full-fledged Iranian membership.

Rouhani said that the US exit from the nuclear agreement with Iran warrants an "important and serious discussion between our two countries."

Rouhani also hailed Russia-Iran cooperation in Syria, saying "our role in the region is quite significant."


Russia and Iran have staunchly backed Syrian President Bashar Assad, helping turn the tide of war in his favour.

First Published: Sat, June 09 2018. 15:21 IST
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