From Iran’s Islamic Republic News Agency
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Thursday that the Islamic Republic of Iran is not to set any limit for expansion of ties with Russia and seeks a durable, effective and all-out ties with that country.
“Iran’s authority would be to the benefit of Russia and vise versa,” he said.
Ahmadinejad made the remarks in an interview with Russian news agency Itar Tass and Russian TV network on Thursday.
Given their geographical, political, and cultural status, the two nations are to live together, underlined the president.
Iran and Russia are naturally united, he said.
Despite many ups and downs in two sides’ relations in the past, the two countries are determined to fully bolster and broaden their mutual relations, he said.
Mutual cooperation between Iran and Russia would leave positive impacts on the region as well as the whole world, he pointed out.
On his latest trip to New York and his speech at the United Nations General Assembly, he said the United Nations is an international venue for exchange of views and expressing ideas and Iran did the same thing which was welcomed by the whole world.
All countries in the world including Russia put the seal of approval on Iran’s viewpoints about freedom and justice seeking, he said.
“Another positive result of the trip to New York was that strong barrier of censorship in that country broke and the American nation directly listened to our real points of view on various global issues and welcomed them,” he said.
Ahmadinejad said that western countries have rushed to the Middle East region to plunder its oil and gas reserves and the Zionist regime is the main cause of insecurity in that region.
Regional nations are vigilant and never let the aliens carry out their plots and partition the Middle East, he underlined.
“We call for restoration of security and tranquility to the Middle East region and believe that the issue should be resolved by regional nations,” he said.