The agreement regarding the Iranian nuclear program, which has been reached at the Geneva negotiations with the P5+1 group, will help resolve that problem, Moscow believes.
"The joint action plan the Sextet and Iran adopted in Geneva on November 24, 2013 has fostered the settlement of one of the most complex problems in international political affairs - the Iranian nuclear program. The deal struck in Geneva lays down a solid foundation for further negotiations targeting a comprehensive solution," says a commentary of the Russian Foreign Ministry's information and press department posted on Wednesday.
"Same as before, Russia will continue doing everything in its power for the positive development of this process and the final settlement of the problem at the negotiating table," the ministry said.
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif will pay a working visit to Russia on January 16, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will hold negotiations with Zarif on the same day, the ministry said.
"Russia-Iran relations have been active lately. The political dialogue dynamics has grown, and economic contacts have intensified. We intend to continue the expansion of mutually advantageous relations with Iran and interaction in the interests of regional stability and international security. Our relations are based on the principles of friendship and neighborliness and are immune to political fluctuations. We expect to strengthen positive trends in every sphere of Russia-Iran cooperation," the ministry remarked.
In the opinion of Moscow, Russia and Iran "are capable of combining their sizable potentials, which may be used efficiently for the development of both countries."
"In addition, interaction between the two countries can have a positive influence on the general situation in the Middle and Near East and create additional conditions for [regional] stability," the commentary runs.
Voice of Russia, Interfax