Iran, Rus­sia dis­cuss bi­lat­eral, par­lia­men­tary ties

Iran Daily - - National -

Ira­nian Par­lia­ment Speaker Ali Lar­i­jani and se­nior Rus­sian of­fi­cials re­viewed bi­lat­eral and par­lia­men­tary re­la­tions dur­ing meet­ings in the Rus­sian city of Saint Peters­burg on Fri­day.

Lar­i­jani held sep­a­rate meet­ings with the Speaker of the Rus­sian Par­lia­ment’s Lower House Vladimir Volodin and Chair­man of the Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil of the Fed­eral As­sem­bly of the Rus­sian Fed­er­a­tion Valentina Matviyenko, IRNA re­ported.

Dur­ing his meet­ing with Volodin, Lar­i­jani said US ac­tions on the Ira­nian nu­clear deal and the sanc­tions pol­icy against Iran and Rus­sia may cause chaos in in­ter­na­tional re­la­tions.

“They seem to have be­gun cer­tain move­ments, which in the long run will cause a lack of or­der in the in­ter­na­tional arena,” Rus­sian news agency TASS quoted Lar­i­jani as say­ing.

“The proof of that are sanc­tions, which they have an­nounced against Iran and against Rus­sia, as well as mea­sures they re­cently be­gan un­der­tak­ing in re­la­tion to the nu­clear deal with Iran,” the Ira­nian speaker said.

“If the US fails in agree­ments on the Joint Com­pre­hen­sive Plan of Ac­tion (JCPOA), noth­ing will re­main from the deal. Over re­cent months, the US has been vi­o­lat­ing the nu­clear agree­ments,” the Ira­nian of­fi­cial said.

The Ira­nian top par­lia­men­tar­ian has trav­eled to Rus­sia to at­tend the 137th as­sem­bly of the In­ter-par­lia­men­tary Union (IPU), slated to be held on Oc­to­ber 14-18.

Over 100 par­lia­ment speak­ers and some 70 vice speak­ers, ac­com­pa­nied by del­e­ga­tions, are par­tic­i­pat­ing in the event.

Pro­mot­ing par­lia­men­tary co­op­er­a­tion on the in­ter­na­tional scene, fight­ing ter­ror­ism, coun­ter­ing se­cu­rity chal­lenges faced by coun­tries, dis­cussing eco­nomic and fi­nan­cial is­sues, hu­man rights and democ­racy are on the meet­ing’s agenda.

The IPU is an in­ter­na­tional or­ga­ni­za­tion of world par­lia­ments, which was es­tab­lished in 1889.

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