Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu (R) and Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan (L) shake hands during their meeting in Moscow, Russia, on Feb. 16, 2016. / AFP / POOL / VADIM SAVITSKY
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The defense ministers of allies Iran, Russia and Syria Thursday held talks in Tehran on pressing the fight against opponents of Syrian President Bashar Assad.Iranian Defense Minister General Hossein Dehghan said he and his counterparts from Russia and Syria were determined to deliver a "decisive" battle against "all terrorist groups".Iran and Russia are Syria's main allies against the various armed groups fighting Assad, including ISIS militants.Assad's position in the battle field received a major boost after Moscow intervened to help last September.Shoigu was also expected to hold separate bilateral meetings with Syrian General Fahd Jassem al-Freij and General Dehghan.
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