Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi is likely to visit next week, and Russian President Vladimir Putin will host him. The talks will be held between both the counterparts in Moscow, as per the latest reports.
In August 2021, the Iranian President first sat in his office, and it will be the first time both the leaders will meet and talk to each other. However, it wasn’t revealed yet when both the leaders would meet each other and which issue would be discussed.
Putin, in December 2021, informed that they had invited the new President of Iran to visit Moscow in January 2022, and they both spoke on the phone in November last year.
There are great speculations on the meeting, and it was said that Raisi’s visit to the country might open the discussion on the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers such as the US, Russia, China, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, and the European Union. Moreover, it has also lifted some sanctions against Tehran for restrictions on its nuclear programme.
The previous President of the US, Donald Trump, has pulled out of the deal and also reimposed sanctions on Iran unilaterally.
Another topic could be the development of arms and defence products for the discussions between Raisi and Russian President Putin. According to some reports of TRT World, Tehran claims that they have purchased advanced defence products of Russia after they have removed the UN arms embargo.
It is anticipated that Tehran has purchased at least 24 Su-35 multi-purpose super manoeuvrable fighter jets.
As per the further reports of TRT world, the three dozen pilots selected by the Iranian Air Force will learn to operate the Su-35SE, exemplifying the seriousness with which Iran will proceed. It is also expected that Iran will request Russia to take the S-400 air defence systems.