Russia and Iran have good prospects for the development of cooperation in atomic sphere, Iranian Vice President Qolam Reza Aqazadeh-Khoi, the chairman of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organisation, said at the meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov. I believe we have good prospects and horizons for cooperation in atomic sphere, the Iraqi vice president stressed. Moscow-Tehran nuclear cooperation is transparent and is carried out within the framework of the existing international regulations, he added. Qolam Reza Aqazadeh-Khoi expressed hope that this cooperation will be developing for the benefit of the two nations. Russia is Iran's strategic partner and real friend, he noted. Our cooperation is developing in almost all spheres, the Iranian vice president added. On his part, Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov said that Moscow considers Iran an important strategic partner. "We are interested in the development of wide diverse co-operation with Iran," Ivanov stressed. According to him, Moscow is satisfied with the active development of political dialogue and cooperation in economic and other spheres between the two countries. Ivanov pointed out the recent progress in Russian-Iranian relations adding that we are interested in positive dynamics of cooperation. The minister is sure that the Iranian vice president's talks in Moscow will contribute to further development of cooperation between the two countries.
Representatives of the Israeli Defence Ministry responded to recent reports about the possible delivery of S-300 SAM systems from Russia to Syria. Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Israel would destroy those systems
Russia is to start supplying S-300 air defence systems to Syria in the near future. The shipments will be conducted free of charge