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January 20, 2015 9:35 am

Iran, Russia Ink Agreement to Expand Military Cooperation

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Russian President Valdimir Putin speaks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani by telephone. Photo: Screenshot / PressTV.

Russian President Valdimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Photo: Screenshot / PressTV.

Yahoo – Iran and Russia signed an agreement Tuesday to expand military ties in a visit to Tehran by the Russian defense minister.

Sergei Shoigu, in remarks carried by Russian news agencies, said Moscow wants to develop a “long-term and multifaceted” military relationship with Iran. He said that the new agreement includes expanded counter-terrorism cooperation, exchanges of military personnel for training purposes and an understanding for each country’s navy to more frequently use the other’s ports.

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