Friday , 8 December 2023

Russia-Iran Ties Reach New Level, Russian Defense Minister Says

VOA – Relations between Russia and Iran have reached a new level despite opposition from much of the Western world, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday during his visit to Tehran.

“We are aiming at an entire range of planned activities, despite opposition from the United States and its Western allies,” the Interfax news agency cited Shoigu as saying.

“Sanctions pressure on Russia and Iran shows its futility, while Russian-Iranian interaction is reaching a new level.”

Shoigu met Iran’s top security official, Ali Akbar Ahmadian, on Wednesday and they talked about a wide range of topics, especially the developments in the Caucasus region, according to Iran’s Nour News.

Iran’s Tasnim news agency reported that Russia’s minister of defense also visited the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Aerospace Force on Wednesday. He met the head of the Aerospace Force, Amirali Hajizadeh, and Iran’s drones, missile and air defense systems were displayed to him.