Contract on delivering Russian Su-30SM jets to Iran to be signed in 2016

A contract for the delivery of Russian Su-34SM Flanker multirole fighters to Iran will be signed in 2016.

A contract for the delivery of Russian Su-34SM Flanker multirole fighters to Iran will be signed in 2016, a high-ranking official in the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation said Wednesday.

"Iran has actually expressed its interest in the purchase of an order of Su-30SM fighters, but so far the parties are only discussing the issue in negotiations. The contract will be signed this year," the official told RIA Novosti.

On Tuesday, Iranian Defense Minister Hosein Dehghan met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, and other officials in Moscow.

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