The media learned about the plans of Iran to buy Russian weapons for $8 billion


The Iranian military would like to purchase Russian military equipment and weapons worth at least $8 billion, writes “Kommersant” with reference to sources in the sphere of military-technical cooperation.

In Moscow Monday, February 15, with a two-day visit to the Iranian defense Minister Hossein Dehghan. In the program of his stay negotiating with defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. According to a source close to the Kremlin, on Tuesday General Dehgans should be taken by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin.

Tehran has handed Moscow a list of military equipment and weapons that the Iranian military would like to purchase. The Iranian side is interested in purchasing Russian fighter jets such as the su-30CM, training and combat aircraft Yak-130, helicopters Mi-8 and Mi-17, Russian mobile coastal missile systems “Bastion”, equipped with supersonic anti-ship missile “Yakhont”, surface ships of the frigate class, diesel-electric submarines and a number of other samples of military equipment.

The implementation of these plans may be hampered by lack of money from Tehran and the resolution of the UN Security Council, imposing restrictions on supplying Iran with arms, says “Kommersant”.