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Published: 0207 GMT June 02, 2021

Iran, Russia deputy defense ministers discuss military-technical cooperation

Iran, Russia deputy defense ministers discuss military-technical cooperation

Iran’s Deputy Defense Minister General Hojatollah Qoreishi exchanged views with his Russian counterpart, Alexander Fomin, on issues of bilateral relations and regional security.

The two sides met in Moscow, according to the Russian Defense Ministry on Wednesday, Press TV reported.

“The sides discussed current issues of bilateral military and military-technical cooperation. The deputy ministers also exchanged views on regional security issues,” the ministry said.

They also “reiterated their commitment to closer dialogue and the development of contacts in the defense sector,” it added.

On Tuesday, the head of Russia’s Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation Dmitry Shugayev outlined Moscow’s military and technical cooperation with Tehran, saying the Islamic Republic is interested in getting various types of Russian weapons.

“We have longstanding relations with Iran. We are implementing contractual commitments which we assumed for deliveries. There are prospects [of bilateral military and technical cooperation]. Tehran is interested in various types [of armaments],” TASS news agency quoted him as saying.

Iran and Russia enjoy close ties, especially in the military field, given both countries’ geopolitical situation.





Resource: Tasnim News Agency
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