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Iran hopes for development of space cooperation with Russia

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Moscow, Feb 1, Itar-Tass/ACSNA/IRNA -- Iran hopes for the development 
of space cooperation with Russia, Iranian Ambassador Gholamreza Shafei
said here on Tuesday. 
He cited as a successful example of cooperation in this field the 
agreement on creation and launching of the first Iranian 
communications satellite Zohre. 
The agreement was signed in Tehran last week. 
"The negotiations were long and ended by the signing of the 
document. The project costs 132 million dollars," Shafei emphasized. 
According to him, "The Russian side will create and launch the 
telecommunications satellite. 
"Russian-Iranian cooperation is also developing in the military 
and technical sphere," the diplomat pointed out. 
Meanwhile, he noted that all negotiations in this field are of 
defensive character. 

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