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State Dept: US against Sale of Russian Su-30 Aircraft to Iran

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State Dept: US against Sale of Russian Su-30 Aircraft to Iran

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The United States will use its veto power in the United Nations Security Council to block the sale of Russian Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets to Iran.

State Department Under Secretary for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon stated this on April 5 during a congressional hearing on Iran. Thomas Shannon told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that any such sale have to be approved by the UN Security Council.

“The sale of Su-30 fighter aircraft is prohibited under UNSCR 2231 without the approval of the UN Security Council and we would block the approval of any sale of fighter aircraft under the restrictions,” he noted.

Sukhoi Su-30 is a multirole fighter for all-weather, air-to-air and air-to-surface deep interdiction missions. It’s developed by Russia’s Sukhoi Aviation Corporation.

More about Russia’s air capabilities:

Russian Aerospace Forces in Syria and Beyond

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