Russia temporarily suspends new cooperation pact with Iran

In this picture released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, right, and Russian President Vladimir Putin greet each other during their meeting in Tehran, Iran, July 19, 2022. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)
In this picture released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, right, and Russian President Vladimir Putin greet each other during their meeting in Tehran, Iran, July 19, 2022. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)

A new agreement between Moscow and Tehran on comprehensive cooperation has been temporarily suspended due to issues with Iranian partners, Russia’s RIA state news agency reports, citing a Russian foreign ministry official.

“This is a strategic decision of the leadership of the two countries,” RIA cites Zamir Kabulov, the foreign ministry official as saying. “The process… has stopped due to problems that our Iranian partners have.”

There was no immediate comment from the Iranian side.

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