One Word Why Iran Can’t Buy Russian Flanker Fighter Jets: Sanctions

Dario Leone
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Dario Leone

Economics, Middle East

Tough times for Tehran.

One Word Why Iran Can’t Buy Russian Flanker Fighter Jets: Sanctions

Actually earlier this year Iran held negotiations with Russia over the acquisition of Sukhoi Su-30SM multi-role fighter jets.

Furthermore the Russian Ambassador added that even if his country is ready “to cooperate with Iran on this sensitive issue,” Russia intends to adhere to the restrictions set out by the UN Security Council.

The Russian Ambassador to Tehran, Levan Dzhagaryan, told Tehran Times that due to United Nations (UN) Resolution 2231, it will be difficult for Iran to acquire Sukhoi Su-30SM Flanker fighters.

Actually earlier this year Iran held negotiations with Russia over the acquisition of Sukhoi Su-30SM multi-role fighter jets.

But in April the U.S. Department of State Undersecretary for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon explained that the Su-30 purchase (as well as those related to other kind of weapons) requires the permission of the UN Security Council.

A claimed confirmed also by Dzhagaryan who, during the 22nd international press exhibition in Tehran said, “As you know, after the JCPOA was signed, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 2231, setting out the restrictions.”

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