1035 GMT April 10, 2021
In an address to a meeting with Tajikistan’s Defense Minister Colonel General Sherali Mirzo in Tehran on Tuesday, Brigadier General Amir Hatami added, “Fortunately, the arms embargo on the Islamic Republic of Iran terminated in October 2020 under the (UN) Security Council resolution , and we have no problem in exporting defense items and equipment,” Tasnim News Agency reported.
He also warned against the spread of Daesh terrorists and other extremist groups in the region, saying, “We have always expressed opposition to the presence of extra-regional forces in wars and various conflicts in regional states, whether in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan or elsewhere.”
Commenting on the high price that Iran has paid for the restoration of peace and stability to the region through adopting the policy of settling regional problems with the participation of regional states, Hatami added the greatest and most irreparable damage was the martyrdom of the top Iranian commander, Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, who was the hero of the war against terrorism and extremism.
The Tajik minister voiced his country’s willingness to expand the country’s political, military and defense cooperation with Iran, saying the two sides have achieved suitable and strategically valuable results in light of their cultural and social commonalities.
Colonel General Mirzo also highlighted the importance of cooperation between Tehran and Dushanbe in ensuring regional peace, stability and security, stressing that the conflicts and insecurity in the region call for closer cooperation between the two countries in the battle against terrorism and drug trafficking.