Qassemi noted that media gave an incomplete picture of Velayati's visit and his talks with Putin, focusing their attention on the economy and oil, while the parties also touched upon many regional and international issues, the publication said.
On Thursday, Top Adviser for International Affairs for the Iranian Supreme Leader's Ali Akbar Velayati visited Moscow and conveyed an oral message to Putin from Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, as well as a written message from President Hassan Rouhani. Prior to that, Qassemi said that the message would include an explanation of Tehran's position with regard to the United States and its withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal.
On May 8, Trump announced that the United States would be withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, formerly known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. In addition, Trump announced that the United States would be reinstating sanctions on Iran, previously lifted under the JCPOA in exchange for Tehran maintaining a peaceful nuclear program. This unilateral move has been opposed by other signatories of the JCPOA.