Russia’s Defence Minister, Sergei Shoigu, declared a significant enhancement in Russia-Iran relations during his official visit to Tehran on Wednesday. This development comes amid persistent opposition from Western nations, primarily the United States and its allies.
Strengthened Ties Amid Western Opposition
Sergei Shoigu, Russia’s Defence Minister, voiced the growing bond between Russia and Iran, emphasising their commitment to a wide range of planned activities. The minister made it clear that they are undeterred by the opposition from Western powers.
“We are pursuing a comprehensive array of planned initiatives, irrespective of the resistance from the United States and its Western partners,” as reported by the Interfax news agency, quoting Minister Shoigu. He further emphasized that the ineffectiveness of sanctions pressure on Russia and Iran highlights the remarkable advancement in Russian-Iranian cooperation.
Talks Covering Various Aspects
During his visit, Minister Shoigu engaged in discussions with Iran’s top security official, Ali Akbar Ahmadian. Their talks encompassed a multitude of topics, with a particular focus on the evolving situation in the Caucasus region, as reported by Iran’s Nour News.
Visit to the IRGC Aerospace Force
Adding to the diplomatic exchanges, Russia’s Defence Minister also paid a visit to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force. There, he met with Amirali Hajizadeh, the head of the Revolutionary Guards Aerospace Force. During this visit, Iran showcased its drones, missile systems, and air defence capabilities.
Stay tuned for further updates on the evolving dynamics of Russia-Iran relations.