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Putin To Visit Iran In November For Talks With Iranian, Azerbaijani Counterparts

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R), Iranian President Hassan Rohani (L) and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev pose for a photogrpah during their meeting in Baku, August 8, 2016

Senior Kremlin official Dmitry Peskov announced that preparations are underway for Russian President Vladimir Putin's to visit Iran on November 1.

The visit is said to be tied to a trilateral meeting between Russian, Iranian and Azerbaijani presidents.

In August 2016 the first such meeting took place in Azerbaijan's capital Baku, where Putin, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Azerbaijan's Ilham Aliyev discussed joint economic projects, including a north-south transport corridor plan.

Earlier, another Kremlin official, Yuri Ushakov had announced that Putin was scheduled to travel to Iran before the end of the year as part of the same trilateral summit.

The Kremlin has not mentioned what the bilateral dimensions of the meeting will be. But given the current situation of heightened tensions related to the Iran nuclear deal, Putin's visit can serve as an opportunity to hold high level discussions on the future of the nuclear agreement and related issues.

Reporting by ITAR-TASS