Iran, Russia sign security agreement

Iran Materials 22 January 2013 12:52 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 22 /Trend S.Isayev, D. Khatinoglu/

Iran and Russia have signed a joint security agreement today in Tehran, Mehr news agency reported.

The agreement was signed by Iran's Intelligence Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Kolokoltsev.

Kolokoltsev arrived in Tehran on Sunday, leading the Russian delegation of official diplomats.

The sides discussed the issues of fighting the terrorism, drug dealing, and other problems of mutual interest.

Najjar highly assessed Russia's stance against the Western sanctions imposed on Iran for its nuclear program.

The United States, Israel and some of their allies suspect Iran of pursuing non-civilian objectives in its nuclear energy program.

Iran rejects the allegations, arguing that as a committed signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), it has the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.