Oct 2, 2001, 12:01 AM
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Moscow in welcome official receives minister defense Iran's Ali Rear-Admiral Minister Defense Iranian -- IRNA 2, Oct Moscow, officially was deals, weapons new negotiate to Moscow in Shamkhani, .Ivanov Sergei counterpart, Russian his by Tuesday here welcomed and Iran of anthems national the ceremony, welcome a During in guards honor Russian of parade a by followed played were Russia .delegation top-level his and Shamkhani of view full sign and Tuesday Ivanov with talks hold to scheduled is Shamkhani to believed are deals The .him with deals cooperation military .year a dollars million 300 about worth be state four-day a for Monday late Moscow in arrived Shamkhani Ivanov Minister Foreign Russian visit, scheduled the to Prior .visit agreement bilateral a sign to were Moscow and Tehran that said had ".non-secret and open" be would that cooperation military on Tehran in conference press a told Shamkhani departure, his Before military bilateral discuss to him bring would trip Moscow his that the in developments deals, arms of number a include would that issues on strike military .S.U threatened the as well as Sea Caspian .Afghanistan had that contracts military the revive to deals sign will We" is Russia with cooperation defense Our .suspended been previously .said he "conventions, international of framework the within 7 dlrs estimated an with Tehran provide to March in agreed Russia only would it says Moscow .years next the over arms of worth billion .weapons defensive provide to weapons of sales Russia's that stressed month last Ivanov the during signed contracts fulfill and small relatively are Iran .1990s early the or times Soviet early in scheduled originally was Russia to trip Shamkhani's a with overlapped it because postponed was trip the but September, .Sharon Ariel Minister Prime Israeli by visit Moscow of means a as Russia with ties of warming the sees Iran .economy its on sanctions .S.U unilateral of grip the undermining for Iran on sanctions its renewed has which States, United The .Russia by move the for criticized been has years, five another a on in cash to eager is reserves, foreign of scrapped Russia, clinch to pledged has and market arms Iranian lucrative potentially .station power nuclear a complete help and sales arms strictly a of is cooperation nuclear the insist Moscow and Tehran defensive a of be will supplied arms the insist Both .nature civilian treaty international Russia's violate not will sales that and purpose .obligations consider not did it year last States United the told Moscow from it forbade which deal 1995 secret the by longer any bound itself .Iran to arms selling and Gore Al Vice-President .S.U then by to agreed deal, The Russia barred Chernomyrdin, Viktor minister prime Russian then conventional of purchases Iranian for contracts new signing from .1999 in expired supply weapons for Contracts .weapons AK/LS End