Rouhani meets Putin

The Sunday Independent - - World -

QINGDAO: Ira­nian Pres­i­dent Has­san Rouhani says he would like to dis­cuss the sit­u­a­tion fol­low­ing the US with­drawal from the Ira­nian deal with Rus­sian Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin.

Speak­ing at the start of his meet­ing with Putin yes­ter­day on the side­lines of the Shang­hai Co-op­er­a­tion Or­gan­i­sa­tion (SCO) in Qingdao, China, Rouhani hailed close ties be­tween Rus­sia and Iran. Iran has an observer sta­tus in the SCO, and Putin said that Moscow would sup­port the full-fledged Ira­nian mem­ber­ship.

Rouhani said the US exit from the nu­clear agree­ment with Iran war­rants an “im­por­tant and se­ri­ous dis­cus­sion be­tween our two coun­tries.

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