Russia and Iran will develop military and military-technical cooperation, given the current political situation in the world – Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Iran Hossein Dehgan agreed on it on Friday.
The Ministers condemned the policy pursued by the United States, and agreed to continue cooperation. not It is not reported whether any specific agreements were achieved at the meeting.
As well-known military expert Igor Korotchenko told RIA Novosti, Iran could become a new major partner of Russia on military cooperation in the face of the deteriorating relations with the West. In particular, according to Korochenko, it makes sense to go back to implementing the previously signed contract to supply Iran with anti-aircraft missile systems S -300.
The Iranian side held bilateral meetings with delegations from Russia and China in Vienna, a source in the Iranian delegation told ITAR-TASS.
“Deputy Foreign Minister of Iran, Abbas Araghchi held bilateral meeting in the negotiating round of Iran and the “six” with colleagues from Russia and China to co-ordinate positions,” – said the interlocutor of the agency.
Iran and Russia agreed to build two new nuclear power plants in Iran. It is reported by IRNA news agency, citing a statement of the press secretary of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi.
The draft framework agreement was adopted on the basis of two days talks between the representatives of Russian Rosatom and the AEOI in Tehran. The document is to be signed by the Head of the AEOI, Ali Akbar Salehi and Rosatom CEO Sergey Kiriyenko. The new agreement will deepen the cooperation between Russia and Iran in the field of nuclear energy, which was previously based on the agreement concluded as early as 1992.
Kamalvandi informed that the technical and financial conditions for the construction of two new nuclear power plants would soon be discussed by Iranian and Russian authorities.
It is necessary to bring economic cooperation between Russia and Iran to a higher level. This was stated by the Iranian ambassador in Moscow Mehdi Sanai, when he was speaking at the conference “The Russian- Iranian cooperation: state and prospects”.
“We are convinced that we need to open a new chapter in our relations, – the diplomat said. – In today’s world it is impossible to plan long-term relationships without the strengthening of economic ties. Unfortunately, despite the high potential, our economic relations are characterized by a decrease. This does not meet the interests of the two countries.” By the end of 2012 the Russian-Iranian trade turnover amounted to $ 2.33 billion, and in 2013 – only $ 1.59 billion.
“We need to develop a set of measures to overcome this situation, – the Ambassador said. – Currently in Iran there are many opportunities for Russian companies – from energy to banking sector.”