Briefing for Journalists Following the Closed-Door Iran-Russia Discussion

19.04.2017
On April 19, a briefing for journalists was held at the Valdai Discussion Club Conference hall following the results of the closed-door Iran-Russia discussion.

Russian-Iranian relations have gone far beyond the framework of bilateral contacts. Both states pursue active policies in the Middle East and the Eurasian space, exerting a growing influence on global processes. At the same time, Moscow and Tehran became objects of renewed growing pressure from the administration of the United States under President Trump. Of particular importance is a coordinated position, mutual understanding between the two countries. The views of Moscow and Tehran on the most pressing international problems were discussed at a round table with Russian and Iranian experts, which was held under the auspices of the Valdai Discussion Club and the Iranian Institute of Political and International Studies.

Moderator:

Fyodor LUKYANOV, Academic director of the Valdai Discussion Club

Speakers:

Kazem SAJJADPOUR, President, Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS); Ambassador and Chargé d'Affaires of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations (2003-2004)

Mehdi SANAI, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Russian Federation