Russia wants to sell military helicopters to Iran

Russian company to deliver military helicopters to Iran after lifting international sanctions on Tehran, Russian media says

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Russian Helicopters hopes to sell military helicopters to Iran, according to media reports

Updated Jan 19, 2016

Russian Helicopters hopes to deliver military helicopters to Iran now that sanctions have been lifted on the Middle Eastern country, TASS news agency reported on Monday, citing the Russian firm.

"The lifting of sanctions gives an opportunity to provide the Iranian side new helicopters," TASS cited the company as saying.

The US and EU had announced the lifting of international sanctions on Iran following the announcement of International Atomic Energy Agency that the country was complying with its nuclear-related obligations agreed last summer.

The world powers’ group P5+1, -China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States plus Germany- the European Union and Iran reached a nuclear framework deal on July 14, 2015, that was called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Last November, Russia and Iran signed a deal for Moscow to begin delivering S-300 surface-to-air missile systems to Tehran.

The two countries are both allies of Syrian regime leader Bashar al Assad. Tehran has been supporting the regime in Syria by arming it with weapons and having the Lebanese militant group, Hezbollah, fight alongside the Assad regime throughout the civil war. Russia is also engaged in a military build-up to support the regime.

TRTWorld, Reuters