Bolivia, Iran seek closer military ties

PAZ, Bolivia, Nov. 1 (UPI) — Bolivia has expressed interest in
possibly purchasing Iranian-made military planes, helicopters for
training purposes.

According to Bolivian Finance Minister Luis
Arce, his government is considering Iran’s Fajr-3, S-68 and 52-seat
Iran-140 aircraft along with four-seat helicopters, Radio Patria Nueva
reported Monday.

Last week Bolivian President Evo Morales and
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad signed a $287 million credit line
for Bolivia and five memorandums of understanding, mainly on industrial
cooperation and technology transfer.

Arce told journalists: “I
think that quickly implementing these is critical to receive the
benefits of these agreements that really will provide a unique framework
for the nation to join in (Iran’s) production and technological
innovation in the country. In the near future Bolivian missions and
business delegations are expected to travel to Iran to begin the
implementation of these projects.”

Arce added that his government
hopes for Iran’s cooperation in eventually constructing a nuclear power
plant for peaceful purposes and Iranian support in maintaining Bolivian
air force fighters.


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