Sunday, October 10, 2004

Russia, Iran interested in stability in Transcaucasia

ITAR-TASS: "Russia, Iran interested in stability in Transcaucasia



10.10.2004, 15.21



TEHERAN, October 10 (Itar-Tass) - Russia and Iran are interested in stability in Transcaucasia, said on Sunday Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on his arrival in Teheran.

“Both Russia and Iran are equally interested in preventing the use of this region by terrorists and extremists of various hues,” the Russian minister emphasized. “Our positions are very close on this point.” According to the minister, this topic will prevail at the talks with his Iranian counterpart Kamal Kharrazi. The sides will also examine the situation in the Middle East, the Persian Gulf and Central Asia. Lavrov pointed to “a high intensity of the political dialogue between Moscow and Teheran”."

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