Iran has sold components of heavy weapons to Russia via Syria, despite the sanctions of the UN Security Council, and, in particular, resolution No. 2231 adopted in 2015.
This, MPs said on Sunday, August 13, the newspaper Welt am Sonntag, citing sources in Western intelligence services.
The above mentioned resolution prohibits without approval of the security Council «the supply, sale or transfer of all types of battle tanks, artillery systems of large caliber, combat aircraft, attack helicopters, warships, missiles or missile systems.»
The ban also applies to «construction and repair» of such weapons, said the website of the TV channel «Rain».
What kind of weapons Iran could supply Russia, this article was not reported. According to the service VesselFinder, which tracks the location of ships, cargo ship «Sparta III» came out of Tartus on August 5, and August 13 reached the port of Novorossiysk.
Welt am Sonntag calls the supply of arms via Syria, the «new smuggling route» that can bring together Russia and Iran.
Publishing notes in connection with this information, that last week, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Moscow and Tehran had signed «a preliminary agreement on strengthening military technological cooperation.» This Treaty was a response to new sanctions imposed by the US against Iran, Russia and North Korea.
The TASS source familiar with the plans of Deputy Prime Minister in Iran, said on 5 August that Tehran Rogozin will meet with defense Minister Hossein Dehgaon and will discuss issues «relating to new supplies of Russian arms».