Iranian press complains about delays in deliveries of Russian Su-35S fighters to the country

Iranian journalist Said Azimi, citing a high-ranking diplomat, writes that Tehran already paid Moscow the full cost of the first batch of Su-35S fighters at least two years ago, but the Russian Federation has not yet delivered the desired aircraft to Iran.

As officials in Tehran continue to seek partnership with Russia, it is becoming increasingly clear that Russian officials see their relationship with Iran as little more than a card to be played according to their own needs.

complains an Iranian journalist.

Azimi recalled that due to military cooperation with the Russian Federation, Western countries are exerting serious sanctions pressure on Iran. The United States and its allies do not believe the official statements of the country's Foreign Ministry about neutrality in the Russian-Ukrainian conflict and continue to accuse Tehran of supplying UAVs and other types of military assistance to the Russian Federation.

The delay in the supply of Su-35S fighters was also reported by another Iranian journalist Khayal Muazzin.

We need a Su-35, but we do not know when it will enter our squadron, and this is due to the decision of high-ranking officials of the country

- Muazzin quotes Iranian Air Force Commander Hamid Vahedi.

Probably, the manufacturer of the Su-35S fighters, the KnAAZ plant named after Yu. A. Gagarin, is currently busy fulfilling an order from the Russian defense department. Yesterday, the press center of the United Aircraft Corporation announced the transfer of the second batch of Su-35S this year to the RF Ministry of Defense. According to the UAC press center, they were produced ahead of schedule.
  • Photos used: UAC press center
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  1. VladimirNET Offline VladimirNET
    VladimirNET (Vladimir) 14 July 2023 12: 01
    External orders - also need to be fulfilled, to spite the enemies!
  2. andrey ivanov_2 Offline andrey ivanov_2
    andrey ivanov_2 (Andrey Ivanov) 14 July 2023 13: 28
    Who to believe?????

    member of the Commission on National Security and Foreign Policy of the Islamic Advisory Council Sharhiar Heidari revealed new details. As reported by the Tasnim news agency, he said that Iran ordered a variety of weapons systems and military equipment from Russia, incl. planes and helicopters. In particular, there is a contract for the supply of Su-35 fighters. The first batch of such equipment should arrive in Iran at the beginning of next 2024.

    For the curious -
  3. savage3000 Offline savage3000
    savage3000 (Savage) 15 July 2023 00: 29
    If true, that is very bad. Who behaves like a prostitute ends up just as badly.
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 16 July 2023 21: 39
      There is no need to react to the statements of individual journalists, possibly paid for by the enemies of the Russian Federation and Iran. The main such interstate military agreements remain secret from journalists and their writings are only a product of dependence - on payment or secret affiliation with certain forces, possibly with recruitment.
      1. savage3000 Offline savage3000
        savage3000 (Savage) 19 July 2023 22: 27
        Well, actually, yes, I agree.