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    Iran, Russia Enjoy 'Highest Level' of Political Cooperation

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    The political cooperation between Russia and Iran reached "the highest level," Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari said Monday, commenting on the results of the Sunday's meeting between President Hassan Rouhani and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu in Tehran.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — He added that at the meeting Shoigu and Rouhani discussed the issue of Russian S-300 air defense systems and Sukhoi Su-30SM Flanker-C multirole fighters delivery to Iran.

    "Tehran and Moscow have the highest level of political cooperation and are keen to boost economic ties," the spokesman was quoted by the local IRNA.

    On Wednesday, a high-ranking official in the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation said that a contract on delivery of the Russian fighters to Iran would be signed in 2016.

    On Thursday, Iranian Armed Forces Chief of Staff Hassan Firouzabadi said Tehran would soon announce the dates of Russian S-300 air defense system deliveries.


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