Tehran, April 30, IRNA – Iran’s Defense Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar said Iran was ready to help promote defense capabilities and deterrence power of Venezuela in the framework of the memorandum of understanding signed between the two countries.

He made the remarks in a meeting with the Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in Caracas during his three-day visit to the country.

Chavez, for his part, said that Bolivarian Revolution shared many commonalities with Islamic Revolution.

He said such commonalities have further consolidated ties between the two countries.

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