Moscow-Tehran cooperation is reaching new highs, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said, Report informs referring to TASS.

“We are determined to implement the entire set of our planned activities despite opposition from the US and its Western allies. The pressure of sanctions on Russia and Iran is proving to be futile, while Russia-Iran cooperation is reaching new highs,” Shoigu pointed out during talks with Iranian Defense Minister Mohammad-Reza Ashtiani on September 20.

The Russian defense chief also announced readiness “to take further joint steps to strengthen stability and security in the Middle East.” “We are pleased to note that Russia-Iran dialogue has been particularly intense recently,” Shoigu added.