Russia signs military cooperation deal with Iran

January 20, 2015 12:50 PM

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Russia signs military cooperation deal with Iran

TEHRAN: Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu signed a military cooperation deal with Iran Tuesday that his Iranian counterpart touted as a joint response to U.S. "interference."

Shoigu is the most senior Russian military official to visit Tehran since 2002, according to Iranian media, and the agreement comes with both countries facing Western sanctions.

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