As, according to Lebanese newspaper «al-Diyar», during a recent visit to Moscow of the delegation of the armed forces of Iran, Russia has offered to supply Tehran with 500 combat aircraft MiG-31 and MiG-35. The proposal was approved by President Vladimir Putin.
To pay for the aircraft was assumed energy supplies for 10 years, Iran was supposed to supply Russia 1,000,000 barrels of oil a day at below market prices: 33-40 dollars per barrel.
According to the release, the delivery aircraft and was expected to last about eight years. Russia allegedly offered to prepare pilots that would take three years. Also it was proposed to establish in Iran a joint air base, protecting its Russian air defense – this offer Tehran refused.
Allegedly, the information about a possible deal has caused outrage of the American administration, reporting that it would entail the severance of diplomatic relations, however, the Russian leader backed down. At the moment the Iranian air force are not efficient, since their fleet was not renewed for decades.
The website Oriental Express said that the Lebanese newspaper not cited any sources of information. However, the Iranian media and Internet segment this unfounded publication began to discuss seriously, which caused a rebuke to Iranian conservatives.