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    Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and commander of the Iranian forces taking part in the 2016 International Army Games Brigadier General Vali Madani discussed ways to expand military cooperation between the two countries, Iranian media reported Sunday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – "Iran and Russia have the needed capacities to broaden their mutual cooperation in the defense field," Madani said as quoted by the Fars news agency

    The meeting was held after the opening ceremony of the 2016 Army Games.

    "Iran’s Armed Forces have good relations with Russia. We are sure the competitions will strengthen them more… The competitions are held at a very high level. We are grateful to Russia for holding these very significant competitions. We are looking forward to winning them," Madani added.

    Russia is currently hosting the International Army Games on Saturday. The Games feature the competitions in 23 disciplines. A total of 121 teams from 19 countries across the world participate in the Games monitored by observers from 11 countries.

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