Iranian Defense Minister: agreement with China and Russia will help Iran develop air force

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 Iranian Defense Minister: agreement with China and Russia will help Iran develop air force


In an interview with Al Jazeera television, Iranian defense minister brigadier general Amir Khatami said that after the lifting of the arms embargo, China and Russia have reached an agreement with Iran to help Iran develop its air force. But brigadier general Khatami did not disclose details of the agreement.

It is worth noting that the air forces of the Iranian defense force and the Revolutionary Guard do not have a ground guided air defense force. Therefore, the Air Force agreement mentioned by Khatami is likely to be the purchase of fighter planes.

Brigadier general Amir Khatami, Iranian defense minister tuyuan: Social Media

According to the Russian satellite news agency, Doha, October 19, by wire. After the lifting of the arms embargo, China and Russia have reached an agreement with Iran to help Iran develop its air force.

Russia and China have an important agreement with China to develop our air force after the lifting of the arms embargo, Khatami told Al Jazeera

But he did not specify the details of the agreement. Khatami said that after the lifting of the arms embargo, Iran has been able to import weapons according to its own needs and export weapons to other countries. But he stressed that Iran had no intention of provoking an arms race, noting that it would only turn the whole region into a powder keg.

Although foreign media had previously hyped Irans purchase of S-400, it is worth noting that the air force of Irans defense force and Revolutionary Guard did not have a ground guidance and air defense force. Therefore, the Air Force agreement mentioned by Khatami is likely to be the purchase of fighter planes.

The air force of the Iranian defense force and the Revolutionary Guard Air Force have a large but backward Air Force fleet. The main aircraft of the air force is composed of us made F-14, F-4 fighters, Russian made SU-24 fighters, MiG-29 fighters and Chinese F-7 fighters, which have lagged behind the times. Iran is a regional military power with relatively complete military industry, but its technical level is limited and it has no ability to produce modern fighters alone.

Irans limited defense resources are mainly invested in the ground guided air defense system. The picture shows Irans faith-373 air defense system last year

As early as before the 2010 Iran nuclear agreement, Iran discussed with Russia the purchase of advanced fighters such as Su-30 and MiG-29. However, after the implementation of sanctions resolution 1929 in 2010, Iran was unable to import Air Force fighters from other countries.

After the sanctions contact, many foreign media speculated that Iran would upgrade its fleet by purchasing advanced fighters from China and Russia. The Israeli media Jerusalem times speculated in its report on October 14 that Iran might import weapons such as su-30sm and S-400.

Kazakhstan air force su-30sm fighters, su-30sm fighters and Su-35 fighters are the main export of Russian fighters in recent years. Source: Social Media

According to the Iran nuclear agreement, the UN Security Councils arms embargo on Iran expired on October 18, 2020, and Iran no longer needs the approval of the UN Security Council to purchase weapons. In August this year, the United Nations Security Council voted against the US proposal to extend the arms embargo on Iran, and then the United States announced the opening of unilateral sanctions against Iran.

Pompeios remarks send an important signal that the United States unilateral sanctions against Iran have not been successful and the United Nations has not resumed sanctions against Iran, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman khati buzad said on October 19

Khatibzad added that Iran will continue to act within the framework of international agreements, and that Iran will mainly export weapons rather than import them as its weapons can meet 90% of its national defense needs.

With the expiration of the ban, the U.S. authorities have more than once hyped Iran to buy advanced Chinese and Russian fighters. In June this year, U.S. Secretary of state pompeio tweeted that if the UN arms embargo on Iran expires in October, Iran will be able to purchase new fighters, such as Russias Su-30 and Chinas J-10. With these lethal fighters, Europe and Asia could be targets for Iran. The United States will never let this happen.

In the face of the threat of US sanctions, Russia said it would ignore the US sanctions threat. Russias ambassador to Iran, zagriyan, ignored the threat of U.S. sanctions, saying that after October 18, Russia would consider all Irans arms procurement needs, including S-400 air defense missiles.

In addition, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei riyabkov said on the 18th: Russia is developing cooperation with Iran in various aspects, and cooperation in the field of military technology will depend on the needs of the parties concerned. Ryabkov added that Russia is not afraid of U.S. sanctions because it is used to such actions.

At a regular press conference held on October 19, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian made it clear that the US unilateral sanctions are unreasonable. China has always opposed unilateral sanctions imposed by the United States. UN Security Council resolution 2231 makes clear arrangements for lifting the arms embargo on Iraq and other restrictive measures, which should be implemented accurately. The United States has no right to gossip about China.

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