“I would like to inform you that the distinguished Vyacheslav Viktorovich Volodin, chairman of the State Duma of Russia, will pay a visit to Iran soon,” he quotes a speech at the Federation Council of RIA Novosti.

Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called the assassination of Iranian General Kassem Suleimani by the US military in Iraq the culmination of Washington’s illegal actions.

He also called on Tehran and Washington to abandon the escalation of the situation in the region.