The head of Russia's powerful advisory Security Council said in Tehran Wednesday that Moscow is determined to expand its relations with Iran, the official IRNA news agency reported.
"There is a determination among Russian leaders to have strong relations with Iran on many fronts and we are serious about pursuing them," Sergei Ivanov said in a meeting with Foreign Minister Kamal Kharazi.
"The current world situation calls for even more coordinated policies between our two countries and it is necessary for us to work together in all fields," said Ivanov, winding up his three-day visit.
He added that a trip by Iranian President Mohammed Khatami to Russia would bring their relations "to a new chapter." Ivanov delivered the invitation from Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday.
Russia has flatly rejected US allegations that it is providing weapons technology to help Iran develop ballistic and nuclear missiles.
Iran's state news agency said last month that Russia will cooperate with Tehran on a project to liquify hydrogen as part of a bilateral program to develop new types of energy – TEHRAN (AFP)
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