Iran Says Deal Reached to Buy Russian Fighter Jets

Breitbart.com reports: “Iran has finalised a deal to buy Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets from Russia, state media reported, as defence cooperation between the two countries deepens.

The air force of sanctions-hit Iran has an ageing fleet of aircraft and has struggled to acquire spare parts to keep its warplanes in the air.

In a statement to the United Nations, Tehran said it began approaching ‘countries to buy fighter jets’ to replenish its fleet in the wake of the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war.

‘Russia announced it was ready to sell them’ after the expiry in October 2020 of restrictions on Iran purchasing conventional weapons under UN Resolution 2231, said the statement carried late Friday by the official IRNA news agency.

‘The Sukhoi 35 fighter jets were technically acceptable for Iran,’ it added.

Tehran has forged strong ties with Moscow in various sectors including the military in the past year…”

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