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Russia, Iran discuss Iran’s nuclear program with due regard to Geneva agreements

December 16, 2013, 18:36 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Russian, Italian diplomats also touched upon this subject on Monday

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MOSCOW, December 16. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov met Iranian Ambassador in Moscow Mehdi Sanaei on Monday to discuss Tehran’s nuclear program.

“The parties considered the situation around Iran’s nuclear program with the focus on the Geneva talks between Iran and five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, and the visit to Tehran by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on December 11,” the ministry said.

Ryabkov also met director-general of the Italian Foreign Ministry’s Political Affairs and Security Directorate-General Sandro De Bernardin on Monday to discuss Iran’s nuclear program and the elimination of chemical weapons in Syria.

The parties discussed “key international issues with the focus on Iran’s nuclear dossier and chemical weapons in Syria”, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported.

“The Russian and Italian diplomats considered certain elements of the program and measures to fulfill Russia’s chairmanship of the Group of Eight in 2014 with concrete substance,” the ministry said.

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