Apr 27, 2024, 2:24 PM

Defense min.:

Iran, Belarus support each other's actions, stances

Iran, Belarus support each other's actions, stances

TEHRAN, Apr. 27 (MNA) – Iranian Defense Minister Mohammad Reza Ashtiani in a meeting with Belarusian Defense Minister Lieutenant General Viktor Khrenin stated that the two countries have common views on important regional and global issues.

In the meeting with the Belarusian Defense Minister Major General Viktor Khrenin, Ashtiani stated that the two countries have common views on important regional and global issues and always support each other's actions and positions. He further pointed out that the Republic of Belarus plays an important role in Iran's foreign policy.

Saying that the issue of Palestine is an important global issue, Ashtiani pointed out that the Zionist regime is committing genocide and war crimes in the occupied lands.

He pointed to Israeli terrorist move in attacking Iran's diplomatic premises in Syria and stressed that Iran's response to this regime was as per Article 51 of the United Nations Charter.

He added that Iran expects friendly and independent countries to condemn the blatant violation of international laws by the Zionist regime.

Referring to the diverse potential capabilities of the two countries in the military and defense fields, Ashtiani emphasized Iran's readiness to strengthen and promote their bilateral cooperation in those fields. 

In the meeting, the two sides also emphasized the necessity of implementing defense and specialized agreements on the current capabilities and bilateral cooperation.

The Minister of Defense of Belarus, for his part, condemned the oppressive attack of the Zionist regime on Iran's consulate building, describing it as a violation of international law.

He also described the limited Iran's response to this regime's action as wisely and thoughtfully, which resulted in managing tension and prevented its escalation.

Major General Viktor Khrenin further stated that despite the pressure and sanctions of Western countries, Minsk declares its readiness to develop and strengthen bilateral cooperation in various fields.


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