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    Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin will meet in Moscow February 16, a government source said Monday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – According to the press service of the Iranian Embassy in Moscow, it is expected that the head of the Ministry of Defense of Iran will meet with Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, as well as Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation on military-technical cooperation Vladimir Kozhin.

    “A meeting between Dmitry Olegovich [Rogozin] and the Iranian defense minister is planned for Tuesday in Moscow,” the source told RIA Novosti.

    Iranian Navy boats take part in maneuvers during the Velayat-90 navy exercises in the Strait of Hormuz in southern Iran (File)
    © AFP 2021 / EBRAHIM NOROOZI / JAMEJAM ONLINE
    So far the topics of negotiations have not been disclosed, but chief editor of the newspaper ‘Iran News’, Emad Abshenas is convinced that the Iranian Defense Minister has brought with him a number of concrete proposals to expand Iran’s military cooperation with Russia.

    According to the expert, the agenda will not only be regarding full implementation of the contract for the supply of anti-aircraft missile systems, but Iran is also ready to buy the Russian Su-30 fighter, according to Emad Abshenas.

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