| 1 October 2022, Saturday |

Putin to host Iranian president next week for talks – state TV

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with his Iranian counterpart Ebrahim Raisi in Moscow next week as Russia attempts to rescue a nuclear deal between international powers and Tehran, according to official television station Rossiya-1 on Sunday.

Rossiya-1 did not specify when the two leaders would meet, nor did he specify what problems they would address.

Russia is taking part in discussions to resurrect a 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and international powers – the US, Russia, China, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, and the European Union – that removed certain sanctions in exchange for curbs on Tehran’s nuclear program.

Donald Trump pulled Washington out of the deal in 2018, a year after he became U.S. president. Iran later breached many of the deal’s nuclear restrictions and kept pushing beyond them.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that progress had been made in the talks to revive the deal.

  • Reuters