sepheronx wrote:Not really, no. Most distances Iran will travel are well within what SSJ-100 can do.
The SSJ has only 108 passenger seats.
sepheronx wrote:As well, since the sanctions have lifted, no deals with Russia is being made with Iran. None. Besides the completion of the nuclear power plants. But they are loving the swaths of potential political knob polishing coming from the people who wanted them dead no more than half a year ago. As well, now Iran wants Russias gas and oil market. While Russia was offering oil barter trade (probably cancelled now) so Iran can stay afloat.
It was expected that Russia's oil and gas exporters are going to get more competition.
sepheronx wrote:I find it also funny that Iran is willing to threaten suing Russia over S-300 but wont sue west over illegal sanctions and sanctioning spare parts of civil jets.
Now you know how the Iranians felt when Russia did not deliver them the S-300 for the sake of the West & Israel.
sepheronx wrote:I think Iran f*d Russia. One of the few nations defending it.
How much did it cost Russia to "defend" Iran?
It cost part of their image. Probably cost them even more as well. Now it cost them profits in oil and gas.
Who would have thought that the lack of sales of S-300 to Iran could cause more diplomatic harm than 30+ years of sanctions, shooting down their airliner (and getting a medal for it), threatening to bomb them every year, aiding both sides of the war (Iran/Iraq) and funding/aiding their enemy at every turn for the last 30+ years.
I would hate to see what kind of contracts Russia would have lost if they didn't sell them radar systems..........
Edit: As well, sdelanounas didn't lie as they got it from the same source. So if Sputnik had a real interview, then it is the minister from Iran who lied. Or if there was no interview, then it was Sputnik.