Jan 24, 2024 13:53 UTC
  • Iran, Russia security chiefs assert anti-terror fight will continue

The top Iranian and Russian security officials have called for the expansion of bilateral relations in different fields, among them the fight against terrorism.

According to Press TV, during a meeting in Moscow, Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Akbar Ahmadian and his Russian counterpart, Nikolai Patrushev, discussed a wide range of bilateral, regional and international issues, including security and defense ties between the two countries and Israel’s crimes in the Gaza Strip.

Patrushev condemned the terrorist bomb attacks in the Iranian city of Kerman that martyred 95 people and injured hundreds of others on January 3.

He extended condolences to the Iran government and nation overt the bombings, which were carried out by the US-backed Daesh terrorist group near the burial site of Iran’s top anti-terror commander General Qassem Soleimani.

The Russian security chief also said a long-term cooperation agreement between Iran and Russia is being finalized, adding that the deal will enhance relations and outline the path for strategic cooperation.

“Today, Moscow-Tehran ties are strengthening and upgrading to a new qualitative level in all fields,” he added.

Ahmadian, for his part, appreciated Russia’s expression of sympathy over the Kerman carnage.

He also underlined the need for the continuation of Iran-Russia cooperation in the fight against terrorism, particularly in Syria.

Israel’s crimes against the oppressed Palestinian people, especially those in besieged Gaza, must stop, he asserted.