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MOSCOW, December 26 (Itar-Tass) —— Russian and Iranian diplomats discussed the situation in the Middle East, North Africa and the Persian Gulf zone, says a report of the Russian Foreign Ministry following the Monday meeting of deputy foreign ministers Mikhail Bogdanov and Hossein Amir Abdollahian.
The Russian Foreign Ministry noted that the sides discussed “a number of topical questions of the international and regional agendas with the emphasis on the situation in the Middle East, North Africa and the Persian Gulf zone.”
“The parties emphasized the readiness to promote peaceful settlement of burning problems by the peoples of the regions without outside interference, on the basis of a broad national dialogue,” says the report. “They discussed substantively the developments in Syria, Libya, Egypt, Yemen and a number of other countries,” says the report.
The ministry noted that “the Russian side pointed to the need to take into consideration lawful aspirations of the peoples of the Middle East states, impermissibility of violence, no matter where it may come from, respect for the principles of international law and the cardinal role of the UN Security Council in the maintenance of peace and security,” says the resort.