Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (right) last held talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (right) last held talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in 2007. Putin will meet Ahmadinejad on the sidelines of a summit in Beijing next week as tensions rise over Tehran's nuclear drive, according to a Kremlin official. © Behrouz Mehri - AFP/File
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (right) last held talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin
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Last updated: June 3, 2012

Putin to meet Iran's Ahmadinejad in China

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the sidelines of a summit in Beijing next week as tensions rise over Tehran's nuclear drive, a Kremlin official said in comments released Sunday.

"Meeting Ahmadinejad will let Putin personally feel the tension around the Iranian issue and how it is perceived in Tehran," Kremlin foreign policy aide Yury Ushakov told reporters last week under embargo.

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