Putin says Russia-Iran ties ‘developing positively’

Iranian leader Ebrahim Raisi (L) and Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit, in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, today. – EPA pic, September 15, 2022.

RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin hailed growing ties with Tehran as he met Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on the sidelines of a regional summit today.

“On the bilateral level, cooperation is developing positively,” Putin said, as Moscow looks to use the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in Uzbekistan to show it is not isolated internationally despite the conflict in Ukraine.

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