- Russia’s ambassador to Iran highlighted the two countries’ close cooperation in the fight against terror groups in Syria and expressed the hope that the US will also play a positive role in resolving the Syrian crisis under the presidency of Donald Trump.
Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency, Levan Jagarian rejected as baseless claims that Russia in its talks with the US and Turkey on Syria reaches agreements with them and then imposes the deals on Iran.
“Those who make such remarks are not aware of details,” he said, adding, “We cannot make public details of the talks but we are transparent with the Iranian side.”
“We (Iran and Russia) are working very closely together and exchange ideas and information with each other,” the Russian diplomat noted.
He further pointed to the US president-elect’s stances on Syria and said he hopes that the Arab country’s crisis will be resolved under Trump’s presidency.
The envoy went on to say that he is optimistic about Washington-Moscow relations once Trump enters the White House.
Back in November, Jagarian said that Trump made promising comments during his election campaign about resolving the problems in ties with Russia caused by the Obama administration.
“We welcome his views. Russia expects a lot from Trump. We hope that Trump would remain committed to the pledges made in his election campaign,” the Russian ambassador said at the time.
Within hours of Trump’s victory speech early on November 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated the US president-elect and flagged Moscow's willingness to restore ties fully with its old Cold War foe.