Iran’s Defense Minister says a new period in relations with Russia has begun

20.09.2023, Tehran.

Iran and Russia have prerequisites for a strong alliance within the framework of the current world situation, Iranian Defense and Armed Forces Logistics Minister Mohammad-Reza Gharaei Ashtiani said in a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu in Tehran on September 20.

He emphasized that the two countries “have all the prerequisites for the establishment of a solid and strong alliance.” The minister expressed confidence that such cooperation would lead to peace in the international arena.

Ashtiani noted the unprecedented development that Moscow-Tehran relations have undergone in the last decade. He called the visit of Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to Iran the beginning of a fundamentally new period in relations between the two countries.

They guarantee security and stability in the region. The minister pointed to Shoigu’s personal role in relations between Russia and Iran.

“We are now witnessing significant changes in the world order,” Ashtiani emphasized. He pointed out that many countries have thought that a multipolar world is needed. European countries are among them, the minister noted.

On September 19, Shoigu arrived in Iran for talks with the country’s military leadership.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency