RUSSIA'S STANCE ON IRAN UNLIKELY TO CHANGE - EXPERT
- YEREVAN. - Russia is a world power and its foreign interests are preserved, expert Alexander Iskandaryan said at a press conference on Monday commenting on his previous claims that Russian authorities will focus on domestic issues and shift their foreign policy towards Syria and Iran.
According to him, Russia's position on Syria and Iran has been to a great extent dictated by both domestic and foreign policy interests.
"Nevertheless, internal policy interest disappeared after the presidential elections in Russia. But, foreign interests are still preserved. I do not believe that they will be changed completely. The Iranian issue will be ruled the same way as before," the expert added.
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