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Telephone conversation with President of Iran Hassan Rouhani

April 9, 2017

Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of Iran Hassan Rouhani, at the Iranian side’s initiative.

The President of Russia thanked Mr Rouhani for the condolences expressed in connection with a terrorist attack in St Petersburg metro on April 3.

Vladimir Putin and Hassan Rouhani exchanged opinions on the situation in Syria, emphasising that aggressive actions taken by the United States against a sovereign state and the violation of international law are inadmissible. Both presidents spoke in favour of an objective and unbiased investigation of the circumstances involving the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian province of Idlib.

The two leaders also noted the importance of further close interaction on the political and diplomatic settlement of the armed conflict in Syria.

Mr Putin and Mr Rouhani also discussed the implementation of the agreements reached during the Iranian President’s official visit to Russia on March 27–28, 2017. Particular attention was paid to key aspects of bilateral cooperation in counter-terrorism efforts. The two presidents expressed readiness to boost these efforts to ensure stability and security in the Middle East.

April 9, 2017