Iran hopes to strengthen defense cooperation with Russia

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said khatibzad said Iran regards Russia as one of its major military and defense partners and expects the two countries to strengthen military and defense cooperation after the UN Security Council lifted the embargo on Iran’s conventional weapons. Russian satellite news agency broadcast an interview with khatibzad on the 21st. “In recent years, Russia has been one of Iran’s major partners in defense and military fields,” he said. Now that the arms embargo has been lifted, the two countries can strengthen military cooperation. ” According to UN resolution 2231 and the comprehensive agreement on Iran’s nuclear issue, the arms embargo against Iran expired on October 18. Iran’s foreign ministry announced on the same day that the UN arms embargo against Iran will automatically terminate immediately, and Iran can purchase any necessary weapons and equipment from any source according to its own defense needs, or export defensive weapons according to its own policies.