A State Duma deputy sent a letter to Iran's Parliament seeking recognition of the annexed Crimea as part of the Russian Federation.
The Russian State Duma called on the Iranian parliament to recognize the annexed Crimea Russian territory, Anadolu reports with reference to the Iranian ISNA news agency.
"Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Economic Policy and Entrepreneurship Yevgeny Fyodorov sent an appeal to the Islamic Consultative Council (Parliament) of Iran to consider Crimea as an integral part of Russia," the report says.
The letter notes that the fight against international terrorism is not the only point of contact between the Russian and Iranian interests.
According to the MP, Iran is not only economic, but also a military and political ally for Russia, so this political step will just consolidate progress in bilateral relations.
For the time being, the reaction of the Iranian side to the letter is unknown.
After the overthrow of pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych on February 22, 2014, Russia sent troops to the Crimean peninsula. As a result of the illegitimate referendum held on March 16, 2014, a decision on accession of peninsula to Russia was made.