Oct 2, 2001, 12:01 AM
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pact cooperation military sign Iran Russia, Ali Admiral Rear Minister Defense Iranian -- IRNA 2, Oct Moscow, Tuesday here Ivanov Sergei counterpart Russian his and Shamkhani .pact cooperation military and defense bilateral a signed and defense the through threatened be will country third No" after said Shamkhani "countries, two the of cooperation military .accord the signing the to opposition Moscow's and Tehran reiterated Ivanov security any of promotion the saying security, of globalization in role major a play could countries independent among cooperation the in tensions military reducing and crises international managing .world with talks of round last his during chief, defense Russian The and region the in role key a play can Iran" that reiterated Shamkhani, ".East Middle entire the taking is it since "important" as visit Shamkhani's called He against fight international the when time sensitive" a at place ".countries world of agenda day's the in been has terrorism fighting are words, in not and practice, in Iran and Russia" .said Ivanov ",(terrorism) century the of plague this the as well as Afghanistan in situation the to referred He not is It" said, and country the in drugs illegal of production an be to out turned has Afghanistan that anyone to concealed ".narcotics of production and terrorism of center international the in Russia and Iran between borders common said Shamkhani two the provided has Caucasus the of region the and Sea Caspian promote to capacities and possibilities massive" with countries ".ties bilateral the them gives countries two the of position geographical The" which ties bilateral strengthening of responsibility important the of that and stability their to guarantee a as serve can .added he "whole, a as region contacts security regular said Shamkhani talks, their in Earlier signs bright" were countries two the of officials high-ranking between complementary a play to Iran and Russia between will political a of ".field security the in role the in threats and opportunities common of existence the With" the of fields defense the and security regional and international forging for grounds suitable very provided has Russia countries, two .stressed 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 policy foreign Russian in importance Iran's highlighted Ivanov and software their in cooperation countries' two the said and promoting with line in be would sectors industries military hardware .region the in peace lasting and security bilateral of level the with satisfaction his expressed He ties of promotion the saying countries, two the between cooperation .interest mutual their to be would Moscow and Tehran between Tehran in conference press a told Shamkhani departure, his Before military bilateral discuss to him bring would trip Moscow his that developments agreements, arms of number a include would that issues on strike military .S.U threatened the as well as Sea Caspian the in .Afghanistan 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 supply to wants Iran saying as complex military-industrial the Russian with border Iranian-Afghan (577-mile) 936-kilometer the military larger 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 loss BH/LS End