MOSCOW, September 19 (Itar-Tass) —— Iran and Russia should structure strategic partnership in energy, Saeed Jalili, Iran's Secretary of the Supreme National Security, said on Monday in his speech at the Moscow University of foreign relations.
“Though Moscow and Tehran have disputes on some issues, they also have mutual interests, for example, in energy,” he said. “We should not compete in this sphere, but we should structure strategic partnership.”
“Working out mutual view should be our objective, because without them we shall not be able to develop our cooperation on long-term,” he continued. “Iran and Russia should develop not only regional and bilateral cooperation, but should access the international level with their projects.”
Jalili is in Russia to participate in the international meeting of high representatives, supervising security matters. The forum is due in Yekaterinburg on September 21-22.
Russia’s Security Council reports that the forum in Yekaterinburg will feature secretaries of security councils, presidential aides, prime ministers on national security, heads of law enforcement authorities from over 60 countries, as well as representatives of the UN and Russia’s law enforcement authorities and special services.