Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Iran, Russia sign security agreement, Jan. 23 (MNA) Iran and Russia signed a security agreement on Tuesday during the first visit by a Russian minister of internal affairs to Iran since the Islamic Revolution of 1979. 

The agreement was signed by Iranian Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar and Russian Minister of Internal Affairs Vladimir Kolokoltsev during a meeting at the Iranian Interior Ministry in Tehran. 

The Russian minister arrived in the Iranian capital at the head of a delegation on Sunday for a two-day visit. 

He held a meeting with the Iranian interior minister on Sunday. 

Kolokoltsev visited Iran at the invitation of Mohammad-Najjar who made a trip to Russia last year.

During the meeting in which the security agreement was signed, the Iranian minister commented on his talks with his Russian counterpart saying, “We held talks about regional and international issues concerning both (countries), the Caspian Sea, illicit drugs, money laundering, and other issues, and the talks finally led to the conclusion of a security agreement between the two countries.” 

“The issue of police training and cooperation between the two countries’ police forces were among the topics of discussion with the Russian minister of internal affairs,” he added.  
During Tuesday’s meeting, Kolokoltsev said, “The ministries of the two countries have some common problems in regard to the campaign against various crimes. However, these crimes are organized and transnational.” 

He also expressed hope that cooperation between the two countries would continue. 


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