Russian Defense Minister arrives in Tehran for high level meetings

Baku, February 21, AZERTAC

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu arrived in Tehran on Sunday where he will meet his Iranian counterpart Hossein Dehghan and other high-ranking officials, a source in the Russian Embassy in Tehran told Sputnik.

Russia and Iran stepped up their military cooperation last year after Tehran reached a deal with six world powers to scale back its nuclear research in exchange for an easing of sanctions against it.

With restrictions on international procurement of arms by Iran now eased, Tehran is undertaking a rearmament program for its military, according to earlier statements by Dehghan.

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