Brigadier General Kioumars Heidari said his force is ready to boost military cooperation with Russia.
Heidari made the remark in a meeting with the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Army’s Ground Forces, General Oleg Salyukov, in Moscow on Monday.
The Russian commander, for his part, said his country regards Iran as one of the key countries in West Asia and a strategic partner of Moscow.
Salyukov added that intensive political talks are underway between Tehran and Moscow aimed at improving relations.
No deals canceled
Meanwhile, the spokesman for Iran’s Defense Ministry Reza Talaei-Nik said on Saturday that none of the agreements reached between Tehran and Moscow have been canceled.
Iran has previously reiterated that its military and defense ties with Russia sit in the framework of mutual interests of the two states and are not against any third country.
Iranian military experts and technicians have in recent years made great progress in developing a broad range of military equipment, making the Armed Forces self-sufficient in the defense sector.