Russian Air Force chief commander arrives in Tehran

Russian Air Force chief commander arrives in Tehran
Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:06:41

Russia’s Air Force Commander in Chief Major General Viktor Bondarev has arrived in Tehran to hold talks with senior Iranian military officials.

Bondarev travelled to Iran for a four-day visit at the invitation of Brigadier General Hassan Shah-Safi, the commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF), Press TV reported.

Bondarev’s visit is aimed at expanding cooperation in the field of military and missile systems.

The Russian commander will meet with Commander of Iran’s Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili and Brigadier General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh, the commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Division.

In September, Deputy Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Moscow will continue its arms trade with the Islamic Republic of Iran as a key partner of Russia.

In January, Iran and Russia signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to increase security cooperation between the two countries when Russian Interior Minister Vladimir Alexandrovich Kolokoltsev visited the Islamic Republic.


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