Russia Reaffirms Commitment to Iran's Territorial Integrity Following Russian-Arab Forum

Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister, Mikhail Bogdanov, reiterated Russia's full respect for Iran's territorial integrity during a meeting with the Iranian ambassador to Russia, Kazem Jalali.

Iran (IMNA) - This statement came just days after the United Arab Emirates restated its claims on three Iranian islands in the Persian Gulf at the sixth Russian-Arab Cooperation Forum held in Morocco on December 20. Bogdanov emphasized that respect for Iran's territorial integrity is a fundamental aspect of Russia's foreign policy. The meeting served as an opportunity for Bogdanov to brief Jalali on the outcomes of the forum.

Russia Reaffirms Commitment to Friendly Relations with Iran, Emphasizes Non-Interference in Domestic Affairs

In a recent meeting between senior Russian and Iranian diplomats, the Russian official expressed unwavering support for the maintenance of strong bilateral ties with Iran. Stressing the importance of non-interference in the internal affairs of sovereign nations, the diplomat underscored Russia's commitment to respecting Iran's domestic affairs.

Echoing this sentiment, the Iranian envoy called upon Russia to prevent any exploitation of their positions that could be advantageous to the enemies seeking to undermine the growing relationship between the two nations.

This meeting took place following a statement issued by the United Arab Emirates' Ministry of Foreign Affairs during the joint Russian-Arab forum in Morocco. The statement reiterated the Arab nation's territorial claim over the islands of Abu Musa, Greater Tunb, and Lesser Tunb.

Iran Asserts Sovereignty over Islands as Russia Supports Territorial Integrity in Morocco Forum

Iran has firmly denied the United Arab Emirates' claims regarding the islands, emphasizing that Tehran's control over them is not up for negotiation. This statement came following a phone conversation between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on Friday. Lavrov, who headed Moscow's delegation at the Morocco forum, informed Amir-Abdollahian that the forum's concluding statement had acknowledged Russia's unwavering commitment to Iran's territorial integrity. The conversation further solidified Iran's position on the islands and garnered support from its Russian ally.

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