Russia's Putin invites Iranian President to Moscow

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TEHRAN, Oct 16 (Reuters) Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to travel to Moscow for talks, Russian news agencies quoted a statement by the two leaders as saying today.

''Ahmadinejad accepted the invitation with gratitude. The parties agreed to clear the dates for the visit through diplomatic channels,'' news agency Ria quoted the statement as saying.

Tehran and Moscow also agreed to complete the Bushehr nuclear power station on schedule, Ria news agency reported, quoting the document.

''The construction and the commission of Bushehr will be implemented in accordance with the agreed timetable,'' Ria quoted the statement as saying.

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