The Kremlin disagrees with the view of U.S. President Donald Trum, that Iran is a "terrorist state," and declares that they have an intention to develop relations with this country, as stated by the Presidential Press Secretary, Dmitry Peskov, TASS reported.
"We do not agree with this approach," the Kremlin official said, commenting on Trump’s statement that Iran is "terrorist state number one."
"You know that Russia has a good partnership with Iran, we are cooperating on a number of issues, we value our relations in the trade and economic spheres, and look forward to their further development," Peskov said.
"It's no secret that Moscow and Washington have opposite opinions on a number of issues of international and regional policy. But that cannot and should not be an obstacle to building communication as well as pragmatic, and mutually beneficial relations between Russia and the United States," he said, answering the question of whether the difference in the approach to Iran could prevent the normalization of the relations between Russia and the United States.
Previously, in an interview with Fox News, Trump said that Iran is "terrorist state number one."
U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis also called Iran one of the main sponsors of terrorism, making his first comments on Iran after Trump introduced new sanctions on Iran.