Report: Russia to sell Iran long-range fighter jets

Monday, July 30, 2007 |  by Staff Writer

Israel's defense establishment is urgently investigating reports that Russia plans to sell 250 long-range Sukhoi-30 fighter/bombers to Iran, reported The Jerusalem Post.

The reports also noted that Iran intends to purchase several aerial fuel tankers as part of the $1 billion deal.

The Sukhoi-30 is able to operate at long distances, and the use of aerial fuel tankers would give Iran offensive strike capabilities throughout the entire region.

Israeli officials fear the sale is Moscow's response to America's plans to increase military aid to Israel and provide Saudi Arabia with $20 billion worth of advanced US-made weapons. Experts noted that the two global powers appear poised to engage in another Cold War, this time centered on the Middle East.

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