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Israel cannot influence ties with Russia: Iran

IANS  |  Tehran 

A to Iran's said on Friday that cannot affect the cordial ties between and Russia, said.

The remarks were made by in on Friday, two days after Israeli Benjamin Netanyahu's meeting with Russian Vladimir Putin, reported.

On Wednesday, Netanyahu reiterated Israel's demand that "needs to leave Syria".

"The process of developing relations between and is not one-sided and, therefore, the irrelevant, meaningless and interventionist claims made by Netanyahu do not affect Iran-relations," Velayati retorted.

Iran's role in will be a key topic at an upcoming summit between Putin and his US counterpart in Finland's capital on Monday.

Iran and Russia's presence in will continue to protect the country against terrorist groups and US aggression, the Iranian said.

Velayati, former Iranian and incumbent international adviser to Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, travelled to on Wednesday to convey messages from Khamenei and Iranian to Putin.



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First Published: Sat, July 14 2018. 08:00 IST