Russian Defense Minister Arrives in Tehran for High Level Meetings

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Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu will have meetings with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, his Iranian counterpart and high-ranking officials during Shoigu's official visit to Tehran, according to a source in the Russian Embassy.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu arrived in Tehran on Sunday where he will meet his Iranian counterpart Hossein Dehghan and other high-ranking officials, a source in the Russian Embassy in Tehran told Sputnik.

"He will meet [Iranian President Hassan] Rouhani in an hour. He will also meet his Iranian counterpart and high-ranking officials," the source said.

Russia and Iran stepped up their military cooperation last year after Tehran reached a deal with six world powers to scale back its nuclear research in exchange for an easing of sanctions against it.

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With restrictions on international procurement of arms by Iran now eased, Tehran is undertaking a rearmament program for its military, according to earlier statements by Dehghan.

In January, Shoigu and Dehghan signed an intergovernmental agreement on long-term military cooperation in Tehran.

 

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