15:44 GMT16 June 2021
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Iran is interested in arms supplies from Russia and new contracts can be expected, Dmitry Shugaev, the director of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, said on Tuesday.

    "We have long-standing relations with Iran, and we follow through our commitments under our contractual obligations for supplies. We will see how the situation unfolds. There are prospects ... we are not 'friends against' anyone," he said.

    According to Shugaev, Tehran showed interest in "various" types of Russian arms.

    Since 18 October 2020, Iran was free to resume selling and buying weapons. Before that, arms suppliers needed an authorization to trade with Iran under the nuclear deal. Iranian Defence Minister Amir Hatami stated that the country aims to export more military equipment than import.

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