“According to the information, Vladimir Putin congratulated Ebrahim Raisi and all Muslims of Iran on the end of the holy month and the recently celebrated Ramadan holiday. In addition, the presidents of Russia and Iran discussed the situation in the Middle East. Vladimir Putin expressed hope that all sides would show reasonable restraint and prevent a new round of confrontation fraught with catastrophic consequences for the entire region.

Raisi, in turn, noted that Iran’s actions were forced and limited. At the same time, he emphasized Tehran’s disinterest in further escalation of tensions,” the press service of the Kremlin says.