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4th International Security Conference opened in Moscow

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The fourth International Security Conference has opened in the Russian capital Moscow. Representatives from more than 70 countries, including over ten defense ministers and delegates from six international organizations are taking part in the event. Threats to global security and areas of international cooperation are high on the agenda. Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu opened the conference by describing NATO’s expansion in Eastern Europe as a threat to Russia. He also noted that NATO countries are seeking to seize the geopolitical space by approaching Russia's borders. The Russian official also warned about US missile system in Eastern Europe. Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan, who was also present at the meeting, said Iran and Russia should include regular consultations to monitor the crisis in the Middle East. The Iranian official also said terrorism, issues relating to drug trafficking, organized crime and other threats facing the Caucasus and Central Asia are the topics that could lead to regional cooperation and strengthen security ties between Russia and Iran. He also urged India, Russia and China to counter NATO's plans to deploy missiles in Europe, and said Tehran is ready to start consultations on the issue. Participating countries voiced their support for the territorial sovereignty of countries and expressed their opposition to any political and military intervention. The Iranian defense minister in particular rejected any foreign intervention in the region and said Iran would continue to work for its security and the security of the region as a whole. WATCH PRESSTV LIVE : http://www.presstv.ir/live.html Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/PressTV LiveLeak: http://www.liveleak.com/c/PressTV Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PRESSTV Follow us on Google+: http://plus.google.com/+VideosPTV Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/presstvchannel