Ivanov denies U.S. reports on Iranian missile experts training at Russian university

Other News Materials 30 June 2006 14:16 (UTC +04:00)

(RIA Novosti) - Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov denied Friday U.S. media reports that Iranian missile specialists were trained at an aerospace university in southern Russia.

"We checked this information and confirmed it was a hoax," Ivanov, who is also deputy prime minister, told a news conference, reports Trend.

He said that it was a clear example of purposefully politicizing the issues of real cooperation in efforts to combat the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.