Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov to visit Iran next week

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Posted: Dec 06, 2013 2:25 AM
Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov to visit Iran next week

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will visit Iran next week to discuss issues including the interim deal reached by world powers and Tehran over its nuclear program, Russian news agencies reported on Friday.

After a decade-long standoff, Iran and six powers including Russia reached a deal on November 24 under which Tehran agreed to curb elements of its nuclear activities in exchange for limited relief from economic sanctions.

During the visit on Tuesday and Wednesday, Lavrov plans to discuss the situation surrounding Iran's nuclear program "in the context of the agreements recently reached in Geneva," Interfax quote a Russian Foreign Ministry official as saying.

(Writing by Steve Gutterman; editing by Patrick Graham)