Monday, November 23, 2015

Putin meets with Khamenei in Tehran, on sidelines of GECF

President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin (L) with Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei (R), on 23NOV15 in Tehran.

According to Reuters, dated 23NOV15:
Iran's supreme leader, at a meeting with Russian President Putin in Tehran on Monday, said U.S. policies in the region were a threat to both countries and called for closer ties between Tehran and Moscow.
"The Americans have a long-term plot and are trying to dominate Syria and then the whole region...This is a threat to all countries, especially Russia and Iran," Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said at the meeting on the sidelines of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) Summit in Tehran, according to the state news agencies.
"The United states is trying to achieve its failed military objectives in Syria now through political means," he added, referring to proposed peace talks to end the civil war in Syria.
COMMENTARY: Iranian media depictions of meetings between Khamenei and world leaders non-aligned with the U.S.-led security order remain persistently anti-American in tone and substance, even after signage of JCPOA. To a certain extent, this latest depiction may be related to Iran's diplomatic reversal with the recent UNGA resolution condemning Iranian-backed intervention participations in the Syrian conflict.

Currently Russia Federation and Islamic Republic of Iran are engaged in aligned military interventions with Syrian Arab Republic, in the Syrian conflict.

Present at the meeting between Khamenei and Putin, left to right:
- Dr. Mahmoud Vaezi, Iranian Minister of Communication
- Sergey Lavrov, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs
- Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs

Iranian First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri (L) with President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin (R)

Gift offered by Vladimir Putin to Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei

Khamenei inspects Putin's gift: a replica of the oldest Koran in existence possessed by the Russian Federation

Photos: Islamic Republic News Agency


Mark Pyruz said...

Corrected acronym in title to GECF. Apologies.

Anonymous said...

Apparently the supreme leader has found a very receptive audience for his anti-American rants in Mr Putin .Only time will tell if the two are are a match for the geostrategic challenges lying ahead.
Despite some serious misgivings about the nature of the governments these two leaders represent , one should wish them luck in future .

Anonymous said...

Russia and Iran are eternal neighbors and natural allies. Both face the same enemies and must realize that sincere and strong alliance in all fields in their mutual interests. The combined populations of both nations ins well in excess of 225 million making them a formidable power block. Both have very strong engineering sectors which can benefit from technology and scientific exchanges. Iran's primary focus should be on high-tech and replacing its airforce fleet.

Anonymous said...

They are two greatest leaders, about whom, history of the world will remember forever.........


Anonymous said...

Putin was right when he described that the Islamic Republic and Russia have no intensions to stab the other side in back, like it is in morality of western cultures....
Examples of western tacit support for terrorist in the past, and recent downinof the Su-24 are examples for that statement