MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Rossiya Segodnya Director General, Dmitry Kiselev, and IRNA Managing Director, Mohammad Khodaddi, sealed the agreement. The parties have agreed to exchange information, hold joint events, and strengthen media cooperation between Russia and Iran.
IRNA Managing Director Mohammad Khodaddi said: “Cooperation with influential foreign news agencies is on IRNA agenda. We believe that direct news exchange between news agencies is the only way to counter one-way flow of information in the world. Therefore, cooperation between IRNA as official news agency of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Rossiya Segodnya and Sputnik will have important role in introducing potential capacities of cooperation between Iran and Russia in all fields.”
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IRNA is a state-run news agency of the IslamicRepublic of Iran established in 1934. One of the mostrespected and quoted media in the country, the agency publishes daily news in Farsi, Urdu, English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic and Turkish.