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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Just Good Friends?

From Iran's Islamic Republic News Agency

Majlis Speaker Gholamali Haddad Adel said on Tuesday that completion of Bushehr power plant would be effective in developing Iran-Russia cooperation in future.

In a meeting with Russian upper house of parliament Commission on International Affairs Mikhail Margelov, Haddad Adel said that Iran is willing to develop bilateral and multi-lateral cooperation with Russia and the proposal put forward by the Supreme Leader on setting up OPEC-style gas organization is in line with the same goal.

Haddad Adel said that the gas producers' organization will be more significant than OPEC in future.

"An independent and powerful Iran in the region is in the interest of Russia. Moscow is expected to show an understanding of an independent Iran in the regional and international equations and coordinate its policy in that direction," the Majlis speaker said.

Margelov said, for his part, that Moscow is keen on developing multi-lateral cooperation with Tehran adding that Russia appreciates Iranian special status in the region and the entire world and is willing to boost friendly relations with Iran.

2 Comments:

Blogger mah29001 said...

It's kind of strange how the Ayatollah Khomeni once wrote a letter to former Soviet-Russian dictator Gorbachev into stating how Communism will end up in the museum. But Iran today still retains close relations with Russia and Putin has made recent comments that are aligned to the Iranian leadership's comments on America and even Israel.

2:44 PM  
Blogger Trevor Loudon said...

Yes MAH. Islam has been well and truly trumped by the Russians and their minions.

7:43 PM  

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