Putin to meet new Iran president next month

Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold his first meeting with new Iranian President Hassan Rowhani on the sidelines of a regional summit in Kyrgyzstan next month, the Kremlin said Friday.

Russia has agreed to a proposal from Tehran for the meeting on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit on September 13 in Bishkek, Putin's top foreign policy aide Yury Ushakov said, quoted by Russian news agencies.