Moscow has vowed to strengthen military ties with a Russia-Iran union if NATO relations deteriorate any further.
Russia and Iran have signed an intergovernmental agreement on “long term and multifaceted” military cooperation in Tehran, Iran on January 20th 2015.
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It has been 15 years since a Russian minister has visited Iran and further highlights the diplomatic and military bonds between both countries, and their united stance against U.S. foreign policy.
According to Sputnik News, defense minister Hossein Dehghan is quoted as saying that during bilateral discussions, “the importance of the need to develop Russia and Iran’s cooperation in the joint struggle against meddling in the affairs of the region by external forces that are not part of it was framed.” Dehghan noted that they singled out the U.S. policy that “meddles in the domestic affairs of other countries” as a major reason for the deteriorating security situation in the Middle East and the rest of the world today.
According to the Associated Press, Dehghan furthermore emphasized that, “Iran and Russia are able to confront the expansionist intervention and greed of the United States through cooperation, synergy and activating strategic potential capacities. … As two neighbors, Iran and Russia have common viewpoints toward political, regional and global issues.”
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