Iran keen to establish friendly ties with neighbors: senior official


Iran is keen to establish amicable relations with the neighboring Muslim countries including Azerbaijan Republic, Major General Hassan Firoozabadi, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces said on Tuesday.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of his meeting with Azeri defense minister Lieutenant General Zakir Hasanov, he noted that Iran is keen to help Baku in all fields and meet the requirements of the friendly country in defense sector.

Establishment of friendly relations with the neighboring countries is a priority of Iranˈs defense policy, senior commander underlined.

The Azeri defense minister arrived in Tehran on Monday at the invitation of his Iranian counterpart.