"Presidents of Iran and Russia are determined to cement bilateral relations to safeguard common interests and help to ensure regional security and Foreign Minister Zarif's visit to Moscow is in line with this determination," Iranian Ambassador to Moscow Kazzem Jalali tweeted on Monday.
Jalali noted that Zarif is making his 30th visit to Russia as the Iranian Foreign Minister and his third visit to the country in the past six months.
"Apart from delivering President Rouhani’s message, the Iranian minister will also discuss JCPOA, regional developments, and bilateral ties with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavorv," added the envoy.
“As a supporter of the JCPOA, Russia has recently opposed the [anti-Iranian] resolution of the IAEA Board of Governors. Iran and Russia are united against inhumane and unilateral sanctions of the US,” Jalali wrote.
Earlier, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova had announced that Zarif will meet his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on Tuesday.
The meeting comes as Zarif was in Iraq on Sunday, holding talks with high-ranking officials of the neighboring country including Iraqi president, prime minister, foreign minister, and parliament speaker among others.