The Iranian Defense Minister, Brigadier General Amir Hatami, announced his country’s readiness to sign military and security treaties with the Gulf states.
“We are ready to sign military and security treaties with the Persian Gulf states regarding stability in the region,” the Iranian “IRNA” agency quoted the minister as saying.
He continued, “We have military understandings with Russia and China for the post-end of the arms embargo,” considering the end of the arms embargo as an opportunity to import Iran’s armaments needs.
He added, “We have important agreements with Russia with the aim of developing our systems for the Air Force,” stressing at the same time that his country “is very keen not to launch an arms race that turns the region into a barrel of fire powder “.
On the other hand, the Iranian minister said, “We have issued clear official warnings to Azerbaijan and Armenia regarding the security of our border areas and have not opened our borders and lands to transfer Russian weapons to Armenia, and these are just accusations”.
“We expect Turkey, as an important and friendly regional country, to help solve the Karabakh crisis diplomatically”.