Iran, Russia agree to boost military cooperation

دیدار معاون نخست وزیر روسیه با وزیر دفاع ایران

Tehran (ISNA) – Iran and Russia have agreed to strengthen military and technological cooperation as the Russian Deputy PM visited Iran following the latest round of US sanctions, RT reported.

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has met Iranian government officials during his visit to the country on Saturday. Rogozin leads the Russian delegation invited to the inauguration ceremony of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who was reelected in May.

Rogozin held talks with Iranian defense minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan. The officials reportedly discussed new supplies of Russian arms to Iran. They agreed upon the implementation of deals boosting military and technological cooperation.

Both parties have reached a tentative agreement to increase military and technical and technological cooperation after both countries have been included to the sanctions list.

Last week, the US Congress approved a bill on new sanctions against Iran, North Korea and Russia and news emerged that Trump intended to sign it. The US president approved the sanctions bill last Wednesday.

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