Putin and Rouhani discuss Syria and Yemen

Putin and Rouhani discuss Syria and Yemen

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani have held a telephone conversation, the Kremlin press service said in a statement.

The presidents exchanged views on the outcome of the Syrian National Dialogue Congress, which was held in Russia's Sochi on January 30. "It was stressed that the decisions made there were aimed at providing a significant impetus to the political settlement process in Syria based on the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2254, as well as at improving the situation in the region," the statement said. 

The sides pointed to effective cooperation between Moscow, Tehran and Ankara on the Astana platform, as well as expressed readiness to continue coordinating their steps to promote the platform and put new issues on the agenda.

Putin and Rouhani exchanged views on the Yemen crisis and ways to resolve the Palestine issue.

The parties also confirmed commitment to the consistent implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action for Iran’s nuclear program, which is important for maintaining global peace and stability.