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Russia supports Iran's proposal for non-aggression pact

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Moscow, May 27, IRNA – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that Russia supports Iran's proposal to leaders of the Persian Gulf states to sign a non-aggression pact.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif during his visit to Iraq on May 25-26 gave a proposal to leaders of the Persian Gulf states to sign the pact as a prelude to de-escalation in the Persian Gulf region.

Interfax news agency quoted Sergei Lavrov as saying, "Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif's proposal on concluding a non-aggression pact among the countries of the region and would be a first step toward an easing of tensions, and we view such an agreement as the right one".

Lavrov said that the initiative was discussed with the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council.

Zarif had said on Sunday that Iran's proposal of signing a non-aggression agreement with the countries of the Persian Gulf is still on the table.

Iran is aiming the best ties with all the Persian Gulf states and welcomes all the suggestions for de-escalation, said Zarif following a meeting with his Iraqi counterpart Mohammed Alhakim in Baghdad.


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