Putin Raises Special View in Meeting with Iran’s Supreme Leader

A03437409.jpgIran’s top nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani said that Russian President Vladimir Putin has raised a very specific view in his Tuesday meeting with Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei. Addressing the nationwide congregation of army clerics on Wednesday, Larijani said Putin and the Iranian leader have discussed a variety of issues, including Tehran’s nuclear case.

He said Putin has raised a specific view in the meeting, but refrained from revealing the details of the two sides’ exchanges, saying that Tehran is studying Putin’s remarks for now.

Larijani, who is also Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), described the meetings between Putin and Iranian officials as very good, and stated that the two countries’ experts have worked out a formula for the completion of Iran’s first nuclear power plant in the southern province of Bushehr, adding that there has remained only a few administrative steps for the two sides to take.

Elsewhere, Larijani noted his talks with EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana next Tuesday, and said that the meeting would most likely take place in the Italian capital city of Rome.

He also said that in recent months Iran has taken very significant steps in cooperating with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and pointed out that the two sides’ experts are scheduled to continue talks in the near future.

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