News ID: 271503
Published: 0220 GMT July 14, 2020

Defense minister briefs MPs on Iran’s military cooperation with China, Russia

Defense minister briefs MPs on Iran’s military cooperation with China, Russia

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami has briefed members of the parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee on the Islamic Republic’s defense cooperation with China and Russia, a lawmaker said.

Speaking to Tasnim, the rapporteur of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said Hatami attended a Tuesday session of the parliamentary committee to talk about his ministry’s activities and strategies to boost the country’s defense power, Tasnim reported.

The minister pointed to the threats to the Islamic Republic and outlined the strategies to strengthen Iran’s defense and deterrent power for dealing with the threats, Abolfazl Amouei said.

According to the lawmaker, the defense minister also highlighted the plans to promote defense diplomacy and explicated the country’s defense interaction with the neighboring and friendly states, such as China and Russia.

In the parliamentary meeting, Hatami also pointed to Iran’s achievements in the missile industry, naval industries, drones, and warships, and gave a promising report about the country’s defense industries, Amouei added.

In a meeting in June, Iran’s Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf and Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri weighed plans for close cooperation to meet the country’s defense demands.

The speaker reaffirmed his commitment to strengthening the Armed Forces, adding, “We hope that with cordial cooperation between Parliament and the Armed Forces, the country’s defense demands and requirements in the field of ratification of effectual laws would be met.”



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