"Iran and Russia are natural allies in building a multi-polar, multistructural, multi-colored world… We have mostly a common understanding with the leadership of IRNA of the situation in the international information space and the purpose of our work," Rossiya Segodnya's General Director Dmitry Kiselev said at the signing of the agreement with IRNA's Head Mohammad Khoddadi.
"Relations between the two countries are at a high level. It is necessary to fill the gap in the information sphere. In our work, we have to rely on first-hand information rather than sources of third countries," Khoddadi said in his turn.
Islamic Republic News Agency is the official state news agency of Iran. Founded in 1934, the agency now has 60 news bureaus around the country and 30 worldwide.