Fifth Varshavyanka submarine joins Russia’s NavyMilitary & Defense October 26, 12:11
Russian Baltic Fleet frigate arrives in Cuba on visitMilitary & Defense October 26, 11:57
Air Defense drills involving various aircraft kick off in four CIS statesMilitary & Defense October 26, 11:34
MP Savchenko arrives in Moscow to attend hearing on Ukrainian nationalistsWorld October 26, 11:03
Bulgaria and Russia sign agreement to settle debt on Belene NPP project — ministerBusiness & Economy October 26, 10:38
Russia honored all commitments on S-300 supplies to Tehran — ambassadorWorld October 26, 9:04
Kyrgyz president signs decree on government’s resignationWorld October 26, 8:47
Display of rare impressionist masterpieces from Russian collector wows Parisian art loversSociety & Culture October 26, 8:46
Russia ready to resume humanitarian pauses in AleppoWorld October 26, 7:42
TEHRAN, December 06. /ITAR-TASS/. The second international conference on Syria in Geneva that is scheduled for January 22, 2014, should result in free elections in the country, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said here on Thursday after a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
“The protection of the principles and demands of the Syrian people is our obligation, in particular, during the Geneva 2 conference,” the Iranian president said. The international forum should “pave the way to free elections without any preconditions,” as well as to the “full removal of terrorists from this country,” the president said.
The Iraqi government head for his part noted that the agreement that Tehran concluded with the P5+1 (five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) on its nuclear dossier is important for Iraq and all countries of the region. Al-Maliki expressed the hope that this agreement would become a factor of stability in the Middle East in the longer term.