February 17, 2016 / 7:49 AM / 2 years ago

Russia to sign contract this year to sell Su-30SM fighter jets to Iran: RIA

A spectator watches Sukhoi Su-30SM jet fighters of the Sokoly Rossii (Falcons of Russia) aerobatic team perform during the MAKS International Aviation and Space Salon in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, Russia, August 29, 2015. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will sign this year a contract with Iran to supply a batch of its Sukhoi Su-30SM multi-role fighter jets to the Islamic Republic, RIA news agency on Wednesday quoted a senior official at Russia’s arms export agency as saying.

Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan is visiting Moscow this week. He met the Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, the Kremlin said, giving no further detail.

Reporting by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Katya Golubkova

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