Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi will visit Russia on Thursday for talks with Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin said, as the two countries strengthen economic and military ties in the face of Western sanctions.
“I can confirm it. There will be Russia-Iran talks on December 7,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Tuesday when asked about media reports regarding Raisi’s upcoming visit.
Putin visited Iran in July last year and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov traveled to Tehran in October for talks with his regional counterparts.
Western countries accuse Tehran of supporting Russia’s attacks in Ukraine by providing drones and other weapons in large quantities.
Iran’s official IRNA news agency said Raisi would travel to Moscow at Putin’s invitation.
“Bilateral issues, including economic interactions, as well as discussions on regional and international issues, especially the situation in Gaza, will be the main agenda of the one-day visit,” he reported. (ab/uh)