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    Tehran aims at deepening its relations with Moscow, the Iranian ambassador to Russia stated Wednesday.

    MOSCOW, November 12 (RIA Novosti) – Tehran is aiming to deepen its relations with Moscow, the Iranian ambassador to Russia stated Wednesday.

    "Iran has a very principled approach to its relations with Russia. The political course of [Iranian President Hassan] Rouhani devotes considerable role to relations with Russia. Our relations are making progress, and Iran's foreign policy envisages further development of relations with Russia," Mehdi Sanaei said at a Russian Civic Chamber session.

    The ambassador expressed hope that a nuclear energy agreement between the two countries signed Tuesday and the overall expansion of economic cooperation will contribute to the development of bilateral relations.

    "There are a lot of projects: industry, transport and issues of export and import from Iran and Russia, as well as the construction of six units of coaling stations, in addition to Bushehr nuclear plant's power generating units," Sanaei said.

    He also stressed that Russia and Iran have common views on international relations and that the two countries do not agree with the unipolar world order and the biased standards prevailing in contemporary international relations.

    On Tuesday, Russia and Iran signed a number of agreements on cooperating on the construction of two nuclear reactor units at the Bushehr nuclear power plant, using Russian technology, with the possibility of building six more in the future.

    Among the agreements was also an inter-agency memorandum of understanding for the expansion of cooperation in the field of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.

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