Iran-Russia Sukhoi deal unlikely to defy UN Security Council Resolution
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 6
By Farhad Daneshvar - Trend:
Purchasing the Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets by Iran is not in the defiance of a United Nations Security Council resolution that endorsed last year's historic nuclear deal, an Iranian lawmaker said.
Ramezan-Ali Sobhanifar has said that Iran's plan to purchase Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets and the T-90 battle tanks is in the framework of the country's defense measures and other countries including the US have no right for meddling in the country's affairs, IRIB news agency reported.
"As Russian side has also stated the purchase of fighters and battle tanks do not defy the UN 2231 Resolution. Therefore, Tehran and Moscow are authorized to make a deal on the purchase of the mentioned military equipment," the lawmaker added.
Earlier, media outlets citing an official with the Russian Joint Stock Company Rosoboronexport (arm export agency) said that Moscow is planning to ink a deal on exporting the Sukhoi fighter jets to Iran.
Western sources claim that UN 2231 Resolution forbids Iran from making conventional arms sales for the next five years.