Iran seals "classified" military deal with Russia
Khanzadi made the announcement during the opening ceremony of an international military diving competition in Iran's southern Kish Island on Sunday.
He signed the deal with the Russian Defense Ministry on behalf of Iran's General Staff of the Armed Forces during his trip to Moscow last week, Khanzadi added.
"Some articles of this agreement are classified but overall, it is aimed at expanding military cooperation between the two countries," he said, adding that "the agreement can be called the first of its kind between the two sides.
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Khanzadi also dismissed as "insignificant" the recent moves by the United States and Britain to, what he called, "escalate tension" in the Gulf region.
The United States has been pushing its regional allies to form a coalition force to ensure the safety of foreign vessels sailing through the Strait of Hormuz.
The move comes following Iran's recent seizure of a British oil tanker in the Gulf for "violating the maritime regulations."
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