Russia, Iran, Syria Discuss Military Cooperation: Ifax

Russia, Iran, Syria Discuss Military Cooperation: Ifax

Defence ministers from Russia, Iran and Syria discussed ways to enhance their cooperation in fighting the Islamic State (ISIS) group and al-Qaeda during a meeting in Tehran on Thursday (June 9), Interfax news agency quoted Russia's defence ministry as saying.

"This coalition has resolve and determination to fight terrorism (in Syria) and we want to put on notice those terrorists and their backers that the coalition that is confronting them today will pursue its aim all the way to its conclusion," Iran's Defence Minister Hussein Dehghan told reporters after the meeting.

The presidents of Russia and Iran agreed in March to step up bilateral contacts, including over the Syrian conflict, in which both countries are allies of President Bashar al-Assad.