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    The issue of canceling the visa regime between Russia and Iran is not being discussed.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — There are no talks on the abolition of the bilateral visa regime between Russia and Iran, the head of the consular department of the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

    "The issue of canceling the visa formalities on a bilateral basis is not being discussed with our Iranian partners yet," Yevgeny Ivanov told RIA Novosti in an interview.

    Ivanov noted that Russian consular offices had began issuing separate categories of visas to Iranian citizens under a bilateral deal that entered into force in February. The diplomat expressed hope that the deal would extend the ties between the two countries.

    Russia’s agreement with Iran to simplify visa procedures was signed in November.

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