Iran, Russia Hold Defense Summit

  • Middle East Newsline
  • February 17, 2009
MOSCOW [MENL] -- Iran and Russia have launched a defense summit in an effort
to pave the way for major weapons sales.
On Feb. 17, Iranian Defense Minister Mustafa Najar began talks with
Russian leaders in Moscow. Officials said Najar held meetings with his
Russian counterpart, Anatoly Serdyukov, on Moscow's offers to sell major
weapons systems to Teheran.
"There will be decisions that come out of this visit," an official said.
Officials said Russia has presented proposals for the modernization of
much of Iran's military. They said the package would include new aircraft,
including the upgraded MiG-29SMT, S-300 air defense systems and naval
platforms.
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