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    In this photo taken on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, a Russian Tu-22M3 bomber stands on the tarmac at an air base near Hamedan, Iran.

    Russia Stands for Long-Term Military Cooperation With Iran

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    The Russian defense minister said Moscow-Tehran relations were characterized by a willingness to coordinate approaches to a wide range of issues.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia stands for long-term and multifaceted Russian-Iranian cooperation in the military sphere, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Tuesday at a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Dehghan.

    "Our relations are distinguished by a high level of confidential political dialogue, a willingness to coordinate the approaches to a wide range of global and regional issues. We are in favor of long-term and multifaceted Russian-Iranian military cooperation," Shoigu said.

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