President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday that the current relations between Iran and Russia is of strategic nature and there is no rivalry between the two nations.
According to the press bureau of the Presidential Office, Ahmadinejad made the remarks in his meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
The two sides’ relations are not superficial but very strategic, he underlined.
“Our alliance roots in history and the two sides should try to stay away from any kind if rivalry which bears no fruits,” he underlined.
Iran’s nuclear standoff will finally be solved after many ups and downs, he said, adding that “We carry out our work under supervision of IAEA and call for a good and unlimited ties with Russia, believing that a powerful Iran would benefit Russia.”
The Russian foreign minister, for his part, said the relations between Tehran and Moscow are strategic although some foreign powers seek to mar their relations. But as President Putin has time and again declared Iran poses no threat to Russia and the region.