Iran’s defense minister to visit Russia for military cooperation

Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan plans to visit Russia to discuss further military cooperation between the two countries and attend a security conference, the Iranian Embassy in Moscow says.

“The Iranian minister will have a meeting with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu,” Russia’s TASS news agency quoted sources from the embassy on Friday.

Dehqan will also discuss ways to buy Russian Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets and T-90 tanks during his visit to Moscow scheduled for April 26, the embassy said.

The 2016 Moscow Conference on International Security (MCIS), which will be held on April 27-29, is expected to focus on fighting terrorism in the region and across the world, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense.

According to Iranian Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanai, Speaker of Iran’s Parliament (Majlis) Ali Larijani will also travel to Moscow next week.