Iran considers buying Sukhoi Su-35 jets from Russia

SpaceDaily.com reports: “Iran is weighing plans to buy Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets from Russia, Air Force chief Hamid Vahedi was reported as saying by local media.

‘The purchase of the Sukhoi 35 from Russia is being considered by the Air Force’ of Iran, Vahedi told Borna news agency which affiliated to the sports ministry, on Sunday.

It comes after the United States military said last week that Russia began receiving Iranian combat drones to be used in the Ukraine war, with many of them having already proven faulty.

Both Iran and Russia are targeted by stringent sanctions — Iran after the US unilaterally pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, and Russia since it invaded Ukraine in February.

The two countries have responded to the sanctions by boosting cooperation in key areas to help prop up their economies…”

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