Call for Increasing Defense Interactions

Call for Increasing Defense InteractionsCall for Increasing Defense Interactions

Defense Minister Lieutenant General Hossein Dehqan called for increasing Iran’s defense interactions with other countries.

“While trying to maintain its might and boost its power, Iran should broaden defense interactions with other countries under logical and balanced conditions,” Dehqan said in a meeting of Iranian diplomats in Tehran on Sunday, Tasnim News Agency reported.

He noted that the Defense Ministry has formulated viable plans for cooperation with other countries on the basis of “constructive” and “genuine” interactions.

Back in April, President Hassan Rouhani highlighted the necessity of paying equal attention to both diplomacy and defense in the national doctrine, saying that the country needs both of them at the same time.

“Our diplomacy and armed forces pursue the same goal: national security, national might, stability and development,” Rouhani said at the time.