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Telephone conversation with President of Iran Hassan Rouhani

December 24, 2016

Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani.

The two leaders stressed that the successful completion of the joint operation on liberating Aleppo from the militants is an important step towards full victory over international terrorism in Syria and towards establishing peace in that country.

The parties agreed to continue close coordination in assisting political settlement of the Syrian crisis, in particular, to hold talks in Astana between the parties involved in the conflict with the aim of reaching tangible agreements.

Hassan Rouhani expressed his heartfelt condolences in connection with the murder of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov.

December 24, 2016