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    Iranian Navy boats take part in maneuvers during the Velayat-90 navy exercises in the Strait of Hormuz in southern Iran (File)

    Iran Negotiating Purchase of Navy Equipment From Russia

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    Tehran is negotiating the purchase of equipment for its Navy from Russia, Navy Lieutenant Commander Admiral Gholam Reza Biqam said Sunday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Iran is interested in the purchase of naval equipment for marine rescue and relief, the official told the local Tasnim news agency. The negotiations are being carried out in the framework of contacts between the Russian and Iranian defense ministries.

    He added that Iran was negotiating with other Caspian states on holding joint military drills.

    The two countries stepped up their military cooperation last year after Iran reached a deal with six world powers to scale back its nuclear research in exchange for an easing of sanctions against it. The agreement took softened the UN arms embargo, allowing weapons to be sold to Iran provided they are reviewed by the United Nations on a case-by-case basis.


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      Russia should invite IRAN to CSTO. and stop dragging feet. They inviting nations into NATO. Into E.U forums. And Russia crying 24/7 about "OUR PARTNERS".. So great partners that do coups to turn countries into NATO and E.U.

      Just invite IRAN.. And ask for opening a Aerospace and navy port in Iran. Why not. To help patrol the sea.
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      Then Russia can have S400 in Iran. To connect the planets AA with Russia. Aegis equivalent ships will be needed. And no carries solution, Aerospace bases. Capable of 95 planes sorted and even up to 300 IF the need arises. The size in emergencies could be done easily, by asking for the extra space ONLY if needed.
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