Oct 5, 2001, 12:01 AM
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MP - purposes "defensive" for coop military Tehran-Moscow that reiterated Friday on MP Iranian An -- IRNA 5, Oct Moscow, "invasive" not and "defensive" for is cooperation military Iran-Russia .purposes not is Russia and Iran between signed agreement Defense-military" of determination firm the indicates rather and aggression at aimed "ties, strategic their expand to countries both in officials the security national parliamentary the of member Kianoush-Rad, Mohammad the accompanying is MP The .IRNA told committee policy foreign and Shamkhani Ali Rear-Admiral Minister Defense Iran's by led delegation .Moscow to visit his in international with line in signed been has which agreements The" strategic and geopolitical the defending at aimed are conventions .said he "region, the in security .visit state four-day a for Monday Moscow in arrived Shamkhani 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 Moscow that Shamkhani told Ivanov Igor Minister Foreign Russian to according Tehran, with cooperation its expanding in interested was .Itar-Tass AK/JB End