Russia Pleased with Rapprochement with Iran on Caspian
MOSCOW, July 28 (Itar-Tass) -- Russia's First Vice Premier Nikolai Aksyonenko
told journalists after a meeting with Iranian Minister of Metallurgy and
Mines Eshak Jahangiri that he was satisfied with the first signs of rapprochement
between Russia and Iran with regard to the approaches to the solution of
the question about the legal status of the Caspian Sea.
According to Aksyonenko, Russia and Iran have common strategic interests
in the region and they must therefore act from coordinated positions.
Aksyonenko noted that the interests of security of Russia and Iran are
also met by cooperation in a number of fields, such as export control and
the struggle against terrorism and drug trafficking.
"Our coordinated innovative actions in these directions upset the
arguments of those who are trying to impede the development of ties between
Russia and Iran," Aksyonenko pointed out.