Iranian, Turkish defense chiefs stress military co-op

July 11, 2018 - 9:21

TEHRAN – In a phone conversation on Tuesday Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami and his Turkish counterpart Nurettin Canikli underlined the need for continued military cooperation between the two neighboring countries to resolve regional problems.

“Annihilation of Daesh (ISIL) was an instance of regional cooperation and the result of interactions among Iran, Russia and Turkey, and this important event frustrated the Zionists and the U.S. government,” General Hatami was quoted by Fars as saying.

Hatami said Tehran welcomes expansion of cooperation between the two countries “in military sphere, defense industries and training and research to enhance the level of security-defense capabilities.”