The permanent mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations announced here on Friday that Iran and Russia have finalized the Sukhoi fighter jets deal.

Iran PressAmerica: The mission's statement on the issue all the same stresses that this bilateral cooperation has nothing to do with the Ukraine war, as there is absolutely no military cooperation between Iran and Russia in Ukraine.

It added that after the end of the Iraqi-imposed war in the year 1988 Iran asked a number of countries to sell fighter jets to Iran, but among them only Russia accepted the proposed request, saying that Moscow is ready for delivering the fighter jets to Iran.

The statement reiterated that the Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets were technically approved by the Iranian aviation experts, and therefore, in October 2020, after the end of the limitation for Iran to buy conventional warfare, according to UN Resolution 2231, Iran finalized the contract to buy those planes.

Iran and Russia have signed important agreements in recent months to strengthen their economic, trade, energy, and military cooperation.