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'Iran expects Russia to take more effective steps in 5+1 talks'
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_02_ep1b(1).jpgTEHRAN – Iran said on Monday it expects Russia to take more effective measures to help advance the talks between Iran and world powers over Tehran’s nuclear program, the Persian service of IRNA reported. 
 
“We expect that the country of Russia take more effective measures in this regard,” Iranian Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar said during a meeting with Russian Minister of Internal Affairs Vladimir Kolokoltsev in Tehran in comments about the negotiations between Iran and the six major powers. 
 
The latest round of high-level talks between Tehran and the 5+1 group (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany), was held in Moscow on June 18 and 19, 2012. 
 
And a new round of talks may be held in late January.  
 
During the meeting, Mohammad-Najjar also thanked Russia for its recognition of Iran’s right to peaceful use of nuclear energy and its opposition to the sanctions imposed on Iran by the United States.  
 
Elsewhere in his remarks, Mohammad-Najjar said, “Tehran and Russia have common views about the campaign against the phenomenon of international terrorism, drug smuggling, and many other issues.” 
 
He added that Iran is ready to share its experience with Russia in the field of security. 
 
Kolokoltsev, the first Russian minister of internal affairs to visit Iran since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, said that Iran and Russia face common threats and problems. 
 
“Today’s crimes, particularly the issue of the campaign against drugs, human trafficking, and terrorisms require immediate actions,” the Russian official stated.  
 
“Experience has proven that this evil phenomenon can be dealt with through cooperation,” he added. 
 
He also said that Russia supports every effort meant to enhance cooperation between the two countries. 
 
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Last Updated on 21 January 2013 17:56