July 10, 2018 / 3:03 PM / 3 months ago

Top aide to Iran's leader to meet Putin in Moscow on Wednesday - state TV

LONDON (Reuters) - A top adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei will visit Moscow on Wednesday to deliver a message to President Vladimir Putin, state television reported.

FILE PHOTO: Ali Akbar Velayati, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's top adviser on international affairs, smiles as he listens to questions from the media during a news conference after meeting with Lebanon's Prime Minister Tammam Salam at the government palace in Beirut May 18, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Ali Akbar Velayati’s visit will be part of efforts to make Tehran’s stance clear after the U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear deal in May, Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi was quoted as saying by state television.

Reporting by Bozorgmehr Sharafedin; editing by John Stonestreet

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