Tehran, Moscow Draft Military Coop. Plans

Tehran, Moscow Draft Military Coop. PlansTehran, Moscow Draft Military Coop. Plans

Iran and Russia have developed “specific plans” for bolstering bilateral military and technical cooperation, said Iran’s defense minister. Lieutenant General Hossein Dehqan made the announcement following a meeting with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on the sidelines of the Fifth Moscow Conference on International Security in the Russian capital Moscow on Wednesday, Press TV reported.  During the meeting “Russia and Iran reached … some agreements and drew up specific plans for furthering military and technical cooperation,” he said. Referring to Iran’s historical nuclear agreement, Dehqan said, “Under the current conditions, bright horizons can be drawn for strategic cooperation between the two countries in various fields.” Dehqan said close cooperation between Tehran and Moscow will help restore “stability and security” to the world and hasten eradication of terrorism and the problems it create. Shoigu also stressed after the meeting that Russia is ready for long-term collaboration with Iran in the campaign against terrorism.

“Russia’s Defense Ministry highly values constructive talks with Iran and we are sure that today’s negotiations will strengthen friendly relations between the two countries’ armed forces,” he said.