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Fars News proposes joint reporting by Iran, Russia

The director of Fars News Agency has proposed that Iranian and Russian news organizations cooperate to combat the influence of Western media.
Media personnel wait to attend a press conference of Argentina's goalkeeper's Agustin Orion and Mariano Andujar at their base camp in Vespasiano, near Belo Horizonte, on June 18, 2014, ahead their 2014 FIFA World Cup Group F football match against Iran, to be held at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte on June 21, 2014. AFP PHOTO / Juan Mabromata
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In a meeting with the Russian ambassador to Iran and a delegation of Russian journalists, the director of Fars News Agency, Seyed Nezamoldin Mousavi, said that the United States is a common threat facing both Russia and Iran and emphasized the need to for media cooperation between the two countries to counter Western influence.

“Iran and Russia have historically shared goals that have had many ups and downs, geographical borders and historical relations which we are all aware of today,” Mousavi said, adding, “Today there is a common threat against independent countries and in this field, and we have to put diplomatic pleasantries aside.”

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