TEHRAN March 14 (Xinhua) -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin discussed Iran's nuclear issue as the West aims to curb sensitive part of Iran's nuclear program, Press TV reported on Friday.
"Iran and world powers are at an important stage for reaching final negotiations," Rouhani said in a telephone conversation with Putin on Thursday.
Rouhani expressed hopes that the other party in the nuclear negotiations would help resolve the issue faster "through constructive interaction and fulfilment of their commitments," according to the report.
"We do our best so that Iran's nuclear issue could reach the final result," Putin was quoted as saying.
Iran and the P5+1 group, including five permanent members of the United Nations plus Germany, signed an interim nuclear accord in Geneva last November, which came into effect on January 20. Both sides are scheduled to meet in the Austrian capital of Vienna on March 17 to discuss a final deal on Iran's nuclear issue.