Putin expressed his condolences to Rouhani after the death of people in the state of emergency in Iran

Путин выразил соболезнования Роухани после гибели людей при ЧП в Иране

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin on the phone expressed his condolences to President of Iran Hassan Rouhani in connection with the railway disaster in the Iranian province of Semnan, reported the press service of the Kremlin.

The accident occurred on November 25 at a railway station in the city of Shahrud. One of the trains standing on the platform when it was hit by another composition. As a result of collision four cars derailed and two caught fire. According to local authorities, in moving the train was 400 people. According to the latest figures, killed 45 people.

“At the initiative of the Iranian side of a telephone conversation of the President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin with President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani. Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences in connection with the railway disaster in the Iranian province of Semnan on 25 November, which caused numerous human victims”, — stated in the message.

In addition, greater attention was paid to topical issues of Russian-Iranian cooperation, first of all, priority to joint projects in trade-economic sphere.

“Vladimir Putin and Hassan Rouhani discussed the process of implementation of the agreements reached by them at a meeting in Baku on 8 August this year. Expressed their determination to further development of multifaceted bilateral ties, including maintaining the positive dynamics of mutual trade, which in the first nine months of the current year increased by 80% to 1.6 billion dollars”, — said the press service of the Kremlin.