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Putin Hosts Aide to Iran’s Supreme Leader Amid Syria Talks

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7Dnews London

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 12:18 GMT

President Vladimir Putin has received the Iranian leader’s top adviser hours after conferring with the Israeli prime minister about Iran’s presence in Syria.

The Kremlin said on Thursday July 12th that Putin met Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, but would not offer any details of the talks.

Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said that Velayati handed Putin letters from Khamenei and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

As reported by AP, Peskov said in a conference call with reporters that the letters dealt with bilateral relations and the situation in the region, but refused to elaborate. 


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