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Iran’s defense minister meets with President-elect Rohani

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Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi has met with President-elect Hassan Rohani to submit a report on his ministry’s performance and achievements in various fields.

During the Tuesday meeting, which took place at the Expediency Council’s Center for Strategic Research, Brigadier General Vahidi discussed with the president-elect the current and future plans of the Iranian Defense Ministry.

Vahidi, who was accompanied during the talks with Defense Ministry deputies, said that in the meeting he submitted a report on the activities, infrastructure, and production capabilities of the ministry and Iran’s defense industry in various sectors.

The defense minister added that he further offered the details of the programs that are already underway in the defense industry to President-elect Rohani.

Noting that Rohani has a good experience in and knowledge of the defense sector, Vahidi said he and his staff tried to present to him a clear picture of the Defense Ministry’s operations.

Rohani won Iran’s presidential election of June 14, garnering 50.7 percent of a total of 36,704,156 ballots.

The Iranian president-elect currently represents Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in the Supreme National Security Council and is also a member of the Expediency Council and the Assembly of Experts. He is the director of the Expediency Council’s Center for Strategic Research as well.

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