Russian Defense Minister in Tehran for Talks: Source

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu arrived in Tehran Sunday to hold talks with senior Iranian officials.

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A source in the Russian embassy in Tehran said Shoigu is scheduled to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, his counterpart, and other high-ranking Iranian officials during his visit, Sputnik reported.

"He will meet (Iranian President Hassan) Rouhani in an hour. He will also meet his Iranian counterpart and high-ranking officials," the source said.

The trip comes after Iran’s Defense Minster Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan paid an official visit to Moscow on February 15. During his trip, Dehqan exchanged views on various military issues with senior Russian political and defense officials.

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