Telephone conversation with President of Iran Hassan Rouhani 2018-04-15 16:40:00 Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani at the initiative of the Iranian side. The two leaders exchanged opinions on the situation following missile strikes carried out by the United States and their allies on Syrian territory. The presidents stated that this illegitimate action has seriously damaged the prospects for a political settlement in Syria. Vladimir Putin, in particular, emphasised that if such actions continue in violation of the UN Charter, this will inevitably lead to chaos in international relations. They also discussed the overall state of affairs in the Middle East, including the situation in Yemen. Both sides expressed their interest in the further development of Russian-Iranian multilateral cooperation and in the expansion of mutually beneficial links in trade and economic spheres.