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EghtesadOnline: Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump share the view that the tense situation around Iran must be resolved by using political and diplomatic means.

The statement was made by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to reporters on Friday after the meeting of the two leaders on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan. 

"Among the international issues they discussed [were] Syria, Ukraine, Iran. Iran [was considered] in the context of the current situation around the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on the Iranian nuclear program and what is happening in the Gulf of Oman. The situation is difficult, but both presidents confirmed that they want to find a diplomatic way out of this situation," he was quoted as saying by TASS news agency. 

"For the moment, I don't know how it will be implemented at the working level, what decisions will be made in Washington. But we will definitely strive to ensure that everyone who can somehow influence this situation is working towards a diplomatic solution," Financial Tribune quoted the Russian foreign minister as saying.

Lavrov reiterated Moscow's proposal to strengthen trust between the Arab states of the Persian Gulf region and Iran with the assistance of the permanent members of the UN Security Council and other international and regional bodies. 

"This is a very, very promising thing, which is beginning to be perceived by all as a chance to establish a dialogue and prevent a further escalation of tensions," he said.

 

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