Monday, June 14, 2004

Duma Official Calls Iran Major Partner of Russia

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"Duma Official Calls Iran Major Partner of Russia

MOSCOW (IRNA) -- Iran is a strategic and major partner of Russia in the Islamic world, Russian MP Yuri Savilov told IRNA in Moscow on Saturday.
Asked to comment on the United States' disapproval of Russia's nuclear cooperation with Iran, Savilov, who is also the deputy chairman of the Industries and Technological Sciences Commission of the Duma, said he was proud of the Russian president for adopting an independent foreign policy based on national interests.
Moscow disapproves of the U.S. policy of pressuring and attempting to dictate to Russia, he added."


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