Ahmad Reza Purdastan argued the position of the Iranian side as follows (translation "Vedomosti"):
The Russian T-90 is one of our favorite tanks. But Iran currently intends to meet the need for tanks at the expense of own-produced vehicles.
In Tehran, they say that the issue of purchasing T-90 tanks from Russia is "off the agenda."
It should be recalled that in November last year, Russia began to supply Iran with the C-300 anti-aircraft missile systems. Previously, the implementation of the contract was frozen on the grounds that the Russian authorities decided in a strange way to correlate the air defense system with offensive weapons, on which supplies to Iran were banned on the basis of a specialized UN Security Council resolution.