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RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol. 4, No. 236, Part I, 7 December 2000

DEFENSE MINISTER: RUSSIA COMPLYING WITH LAW OVER COOPERATION
WITH IRAN. Meeting with U.S. Defense Secretary William Cohen
in Brussels on 6 December, Russian Defense Minister Igor
Sergeev commented that Russia is not violating any
international treaties or laws by pursuing "military-
technical cooperation" with Iran, Interfax reported, citing
unidentified members of the Russian delegation in the Belgian
capital. According to those sources, Sergeev stressed that
the "positive changes" that have taken place in Iran must be
taken into account, as must that country's "increasingly
constructive role in the Middle East." Also on 6 December,
U.S. and Russian arms experts met in Moscow to begin
discussing Russia's declared intention to pull out of a 1995
agreement with the U.S. not to sell conventional weapons to
Iran. JC

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