MOSCOW, February 8. /TASS/. The Supreme Leader of Iran Ali Hosseini Khamenei expressed his gratitude to Russia for its just position on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) in his message to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf said during his meeting with scientists at the Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Oriental Studies Monday.
Earlier, Ghalibaf handed over the mentioned message to the Russian State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin.
"In this message, the Supreme Leader of Iran thanked the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China for their just position. Gratitude is expressed there," Ghalibaf said.
According to the Iranian official, the nuclear deal remains one of the most important issues in relations between Iran and Russia.
He also underscored that cooperation between Iran and Russia should be strategic and proceed at an accelerated rate. According to the politician, the Supreme Leader’s message points out this position precisely.
"We must stand shoulder-to-shoulder with one another and [cooperate] on all fronts: from the environment, sociology, culture, and bilateral relations, to politics, defense and security," the Iranian speaker insisted.