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Iran, Russia stress developing defense ties

Tehran, Aug 5, Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan and Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Rogozin Saturday in a meeting emphasized promoting all-out defense ties.

During the meeting Dehqan and Rogozin held talks on bilateral, regional and international issues.

Both sides also discussed the latest defense and technical developments.

They also underscored accelerating the implementation of agreements between two countries.

Rogozin attended President Hassan Rouhani's inauguration ceremony which was held in Tehran on Saturday.

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Thursday gave official seal of approval to President Rouhani who won a landslide victory and was re-elected as next president on May 19 presidential election.

Iranian government declared one day holiday in the capital, Tehran to prepare the grounds for presidential inauguration ceremony.

Several foreign guests, heads of states and high-ranking officials, including the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini took part in President's oath-taking ceremony.

Rouhani was re-elected for a second term in office on May 19, for another four years, sweeping over 23 million or 57 percent of the votes.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency


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