On January 24, 2024 Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev held talks in Moscow with his Iranian counterpart, IRGC Rear Admiral Ali-Akbar Ahmadian, Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council. In a video from the meeting, which was shared on Russian news agency TASS, Patrushev said that relations between the two countries continue to grow stronger. He added that the countries are working on a new bilateral and comprehensive long-term treaty.
Nikolai Patrushev: "Relations between Russia and Iran continue to strengthen, reaching a qualitatively new level across the whole range of areas.
"Political contacts are developing intensively, primarily at the highest level. On December 7, last year, the presidents of Russia and Iran held a meeting, aimed at the practical implementation of the agreements reached, including in the area of security.
"We are monitoring the development of a new bilateral and comprehensive long-term treaty [with Iran]. Work on it is almost complete. I am confident that the conclusion of this fundamental document will give us a powerful impetus to the building of mutually beneficial cooperation in all areas."