In a statement on Thursday, the Kremlin said the meeting between Putin and Velayati focused on regional security particularly the situation in Syria and the us withdrawal from the multinational nuclear deal with Iran.
Referring to his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier today, Velayati said that the message of Iran's Leader and president was delivered to the Russian official. Velayati was speaking at a forum in Moscow.
The United States pulled out of a multinational deal in May to lift sanctions against Iran in return for curbs to its nuclear programme.
"Military and technical co-operation with Russian Federation is of major importance to Iran", FT quoted Velayati as saying.More news: Ban on import of Israeli goods moves step closer
Ali Akbar Velayati said that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei valued improving Iran's ties with Russian Federation. Tehran and Moscow already cooperate militarily in Syria, and have been instrumental in sustaining President Bashar al-Assad during the country's brutal seven-year civil war.
Velayati, who is also expected to visit China in the near future, described Trump as an "unreliable individual... with relation to worldwide law who necessitates more and more cooperation (between Iran and Russia)".
The Iranian presence in Syria is expected to top the agenda of Monday's summit in Helsinki between Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump.
"In foreign policy, relations between two countries are considered strategic when both sides consider them as strategic and deal with each other on this basis", AbuTalbi said.More news: Jabari Parker, Chicago Bulls are progressing on a deal
"Qassemi said after Trump's "strategic mistake" to exit the multilateral and global accord, Iran made a decision to dispatch a number of its special representatives" to other countries to "carry messages of high-ranking" Iranian officials about the country's viewpoints and stance on the "selfish" USA behavior which runs counter to worldwide regulations. However, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday the United States might consider requests from some countries to be exempted from sanctions. Such a deal is still possible, Novak said.
But European firms are reluctant to risk far-reaching USA financial penalties they would face for doing business in Iran.
"Iran and Russia's presence in Syria will continue to protect the country against terrorist groups and America's aggression".
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He noted that Iran-Russia cooperation in helping Syria counter terrorism is an "exemplary model of cooperation". Asked about Netanyahu's visit, Velayati said: "His presence or absence in Russian Federation has no effect on our strategic mission in Moscow".