Russia takes into account other countries’ opinions, but will cooperate with Iran

Russia takes into consideration other countries’ stances towards military and technical cooperation with Iran, but intends to pursue its own interests over the issue, Marshal Igor Sergeyev, Russia’s Defence Minister, has said commenting on Washington’s negative reaction to Moscow’s decision to resume cooperation with Tehran. “Naturally, it is impossible for everybody in the world to agree or disagree. People’s opinions differ,” said Marshal Sergeyev Tuesday, on arrival in the Iranian Meharabad airport. Touching upon the situation in the Central Asia, Marshal Sergeyev said: “The stability in this region is in best interests of both Russia and Iran,” Interfax reports. “We share similar positions over the variety of international issues. That is why the strengthening of mutual cooperation with Iran will contribute to peace and security in the Central Asia,” he emphasized. In his words, stabilizing the situation in Afghanistan is also on the agenda of his talks with the Iranian military and political leadership.

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