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Russian-Iranian relations based on principles of friendship and mutual respect for interests of each other, political contacts and practical cooperation have been actively developing in recent time, the ministry said in a statement on Thursday in connection with the planned visit by the Iranian foreign minister to Moscow.
A number of important documents are expected to be signed during the Caspian summit, the ministry said.
Russia and Iran seek to unite efforts to accelerate their social and economic development, first of all to increase bilateral trade volumes. Russian-Iranian cooperation may have a positive effect on the situation in the Middle East and create additional conditions to ensure security and stability in the region, the ministry said.
A real possibility has emerged for Iran to satisfy its right to enrich uranium and lifting of the sanctions regime, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
The agreements reached in Geneva on November 24, 2013 on the Iranian nuclear program open real prospects to come in November this year to a long-term and reliable settlement of the problem. Despite the uneasy negotiating process, a possibility is seen to satisfy in full all the integral rights of Iran as a member state of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, including the right to enrich uranium and lifting the sanctions regime," the ministry said.
Moscow expects all the parties in the talks to show political will to come to final mutually acceptable agreements that would allow to fully restore the international community's trust in the exclusively peaceful character of Iran's nuclear program. It would have a favourable effect on the situation in the Middle East and help create a zone free of mass destruction weapons in the region, the Russian Foreign Ministry added.
Russia welcomes Tehran's readiness to establish close cooperation on Afghanistan, first of all in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Russian Foreign Ministry said, adding that it highly praised Iran's combating drug traffic from the Afghan territory.