Syrian opposition ready for direct talks with government delegation — representativeWorld February 22, 21:56
UN Syria envoy expects no breakthrough at new round of Syria talksWorld February 22, 21:09
Russia opposes sharing responsibility for fate of Middle East refugeesRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 22, 20:36
First woman in space Valentina Tereshkova may meet with Queen Elizabeth IIRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 22, 20:27
Spain’s famous footballer Puyol returns to Russia next week ahead of FIFA 2017, 2018 CupsSport February 22, 20:15
Putin promotes generals to higher military ranks after Syria operationMilitary & Defense February 22, 19:56
Russia, Turkey may discuss purchase of S-400 systems at March talksMilitary & Defense February 22, 19:18
European human rights watchdog welcomes court’s ruling on Russian opposition activistWorld February 22, 18:42
Maslenitsa festival: a week of pancakes and joySociety & Culture February 22, 17:49
ZHUKOVSKY (MOSCOW REGION) /August 27./ TASS/ Sukhoi Civil Aircraft will start supplying SSJ100 jets to Iran if sanctions against the country are lifted, the company president Ilya Tarasenko told journalists at the MAKS-2015 international air show on Thursday.
"We are actively working with our Iranian partners; they have a very strong interest in buying our aircrafts. They have a very old fleet and well developed regional network of airports. So, when the sanctions are lifted against Iran, we will equip these aircraft," Tarasenko said.
According to him, Iran needs approximately 100 airplanes. "Right now, we are actively developing a network route where regional jets can fly," he added.
Russian Deputy Minister of Industry Andrey Boginsky said Iran is interested in supplies of dozens of Sukhoi Superjet 100 [SSJ] short-haul aircraft and consultations are underway.
"Iran is seriously interested and consultations are held on this issue. Most likely, these can be dozens [of aircraft]," Boginsky said.
"It is difficult to indicate a specific figure because coordination and the route network analysis are underway. The decision will be made on that basis, in what scope and when supplies will be implemented," the deputy minister said.