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Iran's Rouhani says Middle East situation calls for closer ties with Russia: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Middle East situation requires closer ties between Iran and Russia, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said at a China-led security bloc summit on Friday, according to the Russian state news agency RIA.

Rouhani earlier said U.S. actions pose a serious threat to stability in the Middle East after Washington accused Iran of attacks on oil tankers on a key shipping route.

Reporting by Polina Ivanova; Writing by Andrey Kuzmin; Editing by Mark Heinrich

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