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Chinese admiral visits Iran, wants closer defense cooperation

BEIJING - China wants to deepen military ties with Iran, a senior Chinese admiral was quoted as saying on Thursday after a meeting with Iran's defense minister in Tehran.
Admiral Sun Jianguo, deputy chief of staff of the People's Liberation Army, told Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan that China paid great attention to developing relations with Iran, China's Defense Ministry said.
"The aim of this delegation's visit is to further promote friendship, deepen cooperation and exchange views with Iran on bilateral military ties and issues of mutual concern," Sun said, according to the statement.
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