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Putin Hopes for Agreement Soon at Iran Nuclear Talks

President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani during their meeting in Ufa, Russia, July 9.

UFA — Russian President Vladimir Putin told Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday he hoped a permanent agreement on Tehran's nuclear program would be reached soon, a Kremlin spokesman said.

"Putin underlined the positive dynamic in the talks on Iran's nuclear program and expressed hope that the necessary compromise will be found in the near future," spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, adding that Putin and Rouhani had also discussed possible cooperation against the Islamic State.

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