Iran, Russia discuss bilateral, parliamentary ties
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.