Oct 2, 2001, 12:01 AM
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coop security discuss chiefs defense Iranian Russian, Shamkhani Ali Admiral Minister Defense Iran's -- IRNA 2, Oct Moscow, a discussed Tuesday here Ivanov Sergei counterpart Russian his and cooperation security and defense including issues, regional of variety .Moscow and Tehran between high-ranking between contacts security regular said Shamkhani will political a of signs bright" were countries two the of officials security in role complementary a playing for Iran and Russia between ".fields the in threats and opportunities common of existence the With" two the for fields defense and security regional and international forging for grounds suitable very provided has Russia countries, .said chief defense Iranian the "ties, bilateral two the of commitments international and allegiance national The" Shamkhani "cooperation, bilateral for basis main the be will countries .added Russia of policy foreign the in place Iran's highlighted Ivanov hardware and software the in cooperation countries two said and and security promoting with line in be would industries military .region the in peace lasting bilateral of level the with satisfaction his expressed He ties of promotion the saying countries, two the between cooperation .interests national their to help would Moscow and Tehran between 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 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 in sources Russian unidentified quoted agency news Itar-Tass The units outfit to wants Iran said who complex military-industrial the Russian with border Iranian-Afghan (577-mile) 936-kilometer the on military large a of part be would system a Such .equipment defense .Russia from seeking are Iranians the package flow the stop Iran help would system the agency, the to According the limit and territory its through Afghanistan from narcotics of .trade drug the block to trying guards border Iranian of losses BH/HM End