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Iran is the most promising area of ​​military-technical cooperation


The lifting of economic sanctions has allowed Tehran to defrost about 40 billions of dollars in foreign banks. Of these, eight billion are planned to be spent on the purchase of modern weapons and military equipment. What are the chances of Russia?

The influence of the Islamic Republic of Iran is growing. The country's active involvement in the turbulent processes of reorganization of the Near and Middle East determines the prospects for the stabilization of this important region and its future geopolitical configuration. Iran is actively involved in the armed struggle, albeit unofficially, through advisers and volunteers. Taking into account the formation of a new system of relations in the region, it is interesting to assess the country's military capabilities. Iran has the second largest economic potential after Turkey in the Middle East and the Islamic world. And in terms of technology is one of the most developed countries in the region. At the same time, it occupies an extremely advantageous geopolitical position in Eurasia and has huge hydrocarbon reserves.

Iran seems to be the most promising weapons market for our country. That is why any hasty or ill-conceived decisions can only do much harm. It is not surprising that the military-political leadership of Russia strengthens relations with an important ally consistently, without any pressure. As evidenced by recent official contacts.

“China even in the conditions of sanctions continued to cooperate with Iran, including in the military-technical field”
In February, Brigadier General Hossein Dehgan, the Minister of Defense and Support of Iranian Armed Forces, visited Moscow. During the official visit, he met with President Vladimir Putin, his assistant for military-technical cooperation Vladimir Kozhin, his colleague General of the Army Sergei Shoigu and the curator of the Russian defense industry, Vice Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. Sergey Shoigu visited 21 in February in Tehran. The head of the Russian military department was received by President Hassan Rouhani, his Iranian counterpart, and other members of the government.

It is clear that this was not just an exchange of courtesies, but a purely business conversation with a discussion of issues significant for both countries. Suffice it to say that the ministers of defense were accepted by the presidents. One of the main areas of negotiations was the implementation of the intergovernmental agreement on military cooperation, signed in January 2015.

Common threats


Since 1592, the establishment of bilateral relations, Iran has been an important political and trading partner for Russia. For example, in 1913, it accounted for 3,8 percent of Russian exports and 3,3 percent of imports.

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The current Iran is the largest state in the Near and Middle East, the territory is more than two times larger than Turkey. Of the 5580 kilometers of the border, a third falls on the coastline, which is washed by the waters of the Caspian Sea, the Hormuz and Persian Gulfs. The geopolitical position predetermined the connection of our countries, whose relations were not at all a level road with two-way traffic.

Today, after a lull, there is a rapid growth of positive trends in Russian-Iranian relations. The main reason for this is the commonality of external threats and interests. With growing regional instability, Russia and Iran are seen by some major players as major targets. A year ago, our political community and officials openly declared that it was impossible to ensure national security in the southern direction without close cooperation with Tehran. This axiom was confirmed by subsequent joint actions that stopped criminal activities of the IG banned in Russia. It was the successes of our countries, and not the Western coalition, that put a barrier in the path of the militants and became the basis for a possible truce in Syria.

We are also brought closer by a common position towards the United States, on the initiative of which international sanctions were imposed on Iran, which operated on the 32 of the year, as well as on Russia. Instead of the desired result for the West, these measures have become a unifying factor in the desire of Tehran and Moscow to overcome the negative consequences of restrictions. It is worth mentioning the similarity of the Russian concept of a multipolar world with the Iranian doctrine of the dialogue of civilizations.

Military-technical cooperation has always occupied a special place in Iranian-Russian relations. New challenges require not just its gain, but also the integration of Tehran into the CSTO programs.

What is missing


The Iranian army is well equipped and trained - to such an extent that any plans for a forceful invasion of its territory are now almost doomed to failure. Nevertheless, the current state of armaments and military equipment, with few exceptions, leaves much to be desired. Modernization will resist aggression with minimal losses. This applies primarily to combat aviation, 80 percent of which is technically malfunctioning and in need of major repairs, and about 20 percent of aircraft are sky-ready.

The situation is no better in the ship composition of the Iranian Navy, where almost all samples of outdated projects are built in the USA and the UK. Today, their combat readiness does not exceed 60 percent due to the lack of spare parts. Of the three Russian-made Varshavyanka-type submarines, two are in need of average repairs and overhauls.

The main reason for this state of weapons and military equipment is long-term international sanctions. Today, equipment that was delivered to the end of the 70-s is to be replaced and upgraded. Subsequently, the ability of Iran to upgrade existing capacity was extremely limited. The self-reliance was not fully justified.

In the foreseeable future, the main efforts of the military-political leadership of the Islamic Republic of Iran to equip the national armed forces with the necessary military equipment, I think, will be focused on the modernization of existing ones and the development of their own models based on copying foreign ones. The start of large-scale production of modern weapons is unlikely due to the insufficiency or absence of the necessary industrial base.

Nevertheless, in difficult financial and economic conditions, Iran has created a number of systems in some critical areas. The country produces BMPs, Tanks, Self-propelled guns, MLRS, ATGMs, developing missile weapons, including long-range ones. In Iran, there is a certain reserve for the creation and serial production of modern designs. However, this is possible only with the provision of military-technical assistance from an industrially developed country.

Such a partner for Iran is Russia. Committed to Israel and other potential opponents of the Islamic Republic of the United States and their allies, the readiness for such cooperation at the official level has not yet shown. The fact that the countries following this path later paid for it with blood and instability does not contribute to the choice in their favor.

In addition, most of the Soviet-made weapons and equipment of Iran and its full replacement with the transition to Western standards, and this will certainly be a prerequisite, the country will not pull. In case of consent, the IRI will fall into the eternal weapon bondage, from which it will not get out. All this significantly increases Russia's chances of taking dominant positions in the Iranian arms market. The high likelihood of an option in our favor is confirmed by the repeatedly expressed wishes of the Iranian leadership, the same Hossein Dehgan, about the revival of effective mutually beneficial military-technical cooperation.

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Specifics - in a document that has already been submitted to Moscow and is being studied by experts. Analysts believe that we can talk about a package of contracts worth at least eight billion dollars.

Experts believe that among the priority applications are Su-30CM type fighters and training Yak-130 fighters, Mi-8 and Mi-17 helicopters. On the maritime subject, Iran may be interested in the coastal mobile missile system "Bastion" with anti-ship missiles "Yakhont", surface ships and diesel-electric submarines.

There is no doubt in Tehran’s desire to significantly update the fleet of various air defense systems, as well as to implement the contract for C-300, which was previously concluded with Russia, but failed. Along with this, there is a high probability of receiving an offer from Iran to upgrade the Soviet long-range air defense system C-200, C-75 and Kvadrat complexes, as well as radar reconnaissance and control facilities.

The spectrum of Iran's requests is very large. However, it is necessary to reckon with economic realities. Tehran can make suggestions, some of which will have to be actually implemented in debt. This will undoubtedly require painstaking and thorough negotiations already underway.

What is Russia ready to offer? Of these names - in principle, everything. Among the previously unnamed samples can be airborne A-10 aircraft and military transport, helicopters for various purposes, rocket boats equipped with "Gauges". We can not exclude the T-90 tanks with modern means of active protection, anti-tank ground and air-based.

Of course, Russia today is not in a position to, as it used to be, to supply weapons to friendly countries, giving them multimillion-dollar loans, which subsequently were not paid. Tradeoffs must be found. One of these ways is the localization of the production of individual types of weapons and military equipment, as well as the creation of a network of service centers for the repair and modernization of existing equipment in Iran.

Another prerequisite for Russia should be the strict implementation of the commitments made without politicization and artificial delay. Sad experience with the contract for C-300 should not be repeated. In addition, one should constantly remember those who breathe in our backs and wish to conclude such deals. And Iran can use this opportunity when easing sanctions, turning to China and other competitors of Russia in the arms business with similar proposals. There is no doubt that they will not miss their chance. China, even under sanctions, continued to cooperate with Iran, including in the military field.

Tenders may be announced for the delivery of individual samples. But in this case, Russia should participate. We have developments that, with joint financial support, can be brought to mind and not be inferior in their capabilities to their Western counterparts. A vivid example is the creation of a multi-purpose Russian-Indian cruise missile "BrahMos" with high export potential.

Today, Iran is the last large weapons market. Opportunities for the further growth of our exports at the expense of traditional partners - India, Algeria, China, Vietnam are reaching the limit. The prospects for military-technical cooperation with neighboring Iraq are far from unequivocal.

And the main thing: if we don’t substitute Iran’s leverage, as previously, for various reasons, we did not support Iraq, Libya and Yugoslavia in a timely manner, we can ourselves be in a position where the real enemy will threaten our borders.
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  1. AdekvatNICK
    AdekvatNICK 2 March 2016 16: 46
    -7
    Iran is simply obligated by the grave of life. At least after we saved their country from destruction by the Americans and NATO.
    1. Oberon812
      Oberon812 2 March 2016 16: 51
      19
      No matter how disgusting it may sound, there is no concept of "obligated" in politics, just like "grateful." There are "compelled" and "self-able".
      1. Temples
        Temples 2 March 2016 16: 56
        +6
        if we don’t turn our shoulders to Iran, as previously, due to various reasons, we did not support Iraq, Libya and Yugoslavia in a timely manner, we ourselves may find ourselves in a situation where the real enemy will threaten our borders.

        Well, everything fell into place.
        If we don’t "lend a shoulder" to Iran, then we have a khan))))

        If we "substitute our shoulder", then no one will threaten us!
        And if we do not "substitute a shoulder", then it will.

        We ourselves are nothing like that, but our fate depends on the shoulder support of Iran!

        Now no one is threatening us, BUT !!!!!
        If we do not substitute a shoulder, then they will immediately begin to threaten!
        How else?!

        Get fucked like everything is messed up with these shoulders! wassat
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        2. cniza
          cniza 2 March 2016 17: 01
          +8
          Iran is very important for Russia as a partner in so many promising mutually beneficial projects.
          1. Tusv
            Tusv 2 March 2016 17: 32
            +1
            Quote: cniza
            Iran is very important for Russia as a partner in so many promising mutually beneficial projects

            Iran is primarily a neighbor, but also the source of the world Islamic revolution
        3. 34 region
          34 region 2 March 2016 17: 21
          +5
          Of the temples! 16.56. Why confusing? In the 90s they surrendered the countries of the Warsaw block, CMEA, and the non-aligned movement. Then Yugoslavia and you yourself know. So it may turn out that there will be no one left around and then they will come after us. Is it really incomprehensible?
          1. Kasym
            Kasym 2 March 2016 18: 12
            +5
            It makes sense for Iran to join the CSTO. Immediately, much is decided for them (here both the internal arms prices and their level are non-export). Only one thing is important for us: the adequacy of the Iranian authorities so that they themselves do not go where it is not necessary (although they did not attack the neighbors) and defend the general positions of the organization. hi
            1. Talgat
              Talgat 2 March 2016 19: 55
              +4
              Quote: Kasym
              although they did not attack the neighbors


              Yes, Kasim, Iran has not yet been seen in attacks, bombings, etc. such as the United States, Saudi Arabia, Israel Europe, etc.

              I agree with the article - the question is not even profitable from the sale of weapons - not to support Iran now, tomorrow to meet the enemy already on our borders. it is wiser to stop aggression further from its borders. Better Iran will confront the Persian Gulf - than you and me in the Caspian tomorrow

              And Iran would have dreamed of joining the CSTO - they agree to everything - even though they strive to enter the SCO "just like a scarecrow", and earlier they suggested that Russia send troops to protect the joint project through the canal, just not to be left alone with the aggressors

              But how correct is it to take them now? Isn’t it better while they fight - and let them fight - in Syria. in Iraq in Yemen in fact, with the Saudis can blaze, and so on

              Admission to the CSTO will immediately stop the possibility of using Iran as a percussion instrument - of course it’s good for him - but do we all? Do you fight tomorrow with the Saudis or Turkey?

              Maybe let Iran fulfill all its roles - and then "in a bright future" as a reward and membership in the CSTO and peace
      2. Giant thought
        Giant thought 2 March 2016 17: 11
        +6
        We will help Iran with our weapons, we will further strengthen economic ties and get a respectable neighbor in our south, but this is still better, you see, than having a bloodthirsty enemy.
        1. 34 region
          34 region 2 March 2016 17: 23
          -3
          Giant thoughts! 17.11. Iran is a competitor to us in energy. What are we going to do here? Drown, help, collaborate?
          1. Talgat
            Talgat 2 March 2016 19: 58
            +7
            Well then, according to this "logic", for example, Venezuela Russia Kazakhstan is also competitors in oil and must drown each other
            Is Japan or the West a consumer and a type of friend?

            Geopolitics is still a little more complicated
            1. 34 region
              34 region 2 March 2016 20: 56
              0
              Talgat! 19.58. That is the point. In relation to the USA we are allies, and in relation to each other, how will we build relations? The same Kazakhstan, Venezuela, Iran ???
        2. Lelek
          Lelek 2 March 2016 17: 34
          +2
          Quote: Thought Giant
          get a respectable neighbor in our south


          Here I am with you, Peter, I do not agree. Persia is an EASTERN country in itself (and the east is a very problematic matter), and its rulers are all the more unpredictable - today they say one thing, and tomorrow - 180 degrees. I agree, it is necessary to trade and keep "for a temporary ally", but kissing - ... sorry, NO. In addition, it is not known how Iran will behave in the event of complications in our relations with Turkey and Georgia. what yes hi
          1. Nyrobsky
            Nyrobsky 2 March 2016 20: 16
            +1
            Quote: Lelek
            it is announced, it is necessary to trade and keep "for a temporary ally", but kissing - ... sorry, NO. In addition, it is not known how Iran will behave in the event of complications in our relations with Turkey and Georgia.

            Yes, as if no one is kissing.
            Just on a number of issues, Russia and Iran have common goals and interests both in the Caspian and Azerbaijan and in Syria with Turkey.
            In the event of aggravation of relations between Russia, Turkey and Georgia, Iran will behave normally, do not even hesitate, since the removal (reduction) of Turkey’s influence in the region will significantly increase the status of Iran as a regional power.
          2. padded jacket
            padded jacket 2 March 2016 20: 33
            +2
            Quote: Lelek
            Moreover, it is not known how Iran will behave in the worsening of our relations with Turkey and Georgia.

            With Georgia, it is not very clear how Iran will lead it with Turkey, and will take our side.
    2. vovanpain
      vovanpain 2 March 2016 16: 53
      18
      Well, actually, the Iranian Minister of Defense came to Moscow and our Kuzhugetovich went to Iran, as they say, we will wait and see, only the Bear with the S-300 didn’t pile on Iran, but on us.
      1. Pravdarm
        Pravdarm 2 March 2016 17: 02
        +3
        Well, they opened the curtain for us a little! And then recently there was an article about how Shoigu traveled to Iran to negotiate! And what - "was not disclosed."
        Thank! I think it is necessary to increase
        the most promising area of ​​military-technical cooperation
      2. Tusv
        Tusv 2 March 2016 17: 21
        +3
        Quote: vovanpain
        that's just the Bear with the S-300 heaped not to Iran, but to us a whole bunch.

        How? Right now, we don’t have Iranian nuclear missiles, and the C300 will deliver nuclear weapons for 600 km for nefig.
        Now everything is different. We made sure that defensive complexes are defensive - you can supply. Everything else sophistry
        1. vovanpain
          vovanpain 2 March 2016 17: 40
          +9
          Quote: Tusv
          Now everything is different. We made sure that defensive complexes are defensive

          Russia and Iran signed a contract in 2007 for the supply of S-300 systems. After the adoption by the UN Security Council of resolution 1929, which provided for the imposition of sanctions against Iran, the implementation of the contract was suspended. In response, Iran filed a lawsuit against the Russian Federation at the International Arbitration Court.

          In April 2015, shortly after the conclusion of the "nuclear deal" between Iran and the "six", Russian President Vladimir Putin lifted the ban on the supply of these complexes to the Islamic republic. In June, Vladimir Kozhin announced that Moscow and Tehran were preparing a contract for the supply of S-300s, but Resolution 1929 provided for an embargo on the supply of offensive weapons to Iran, and the S-300 was a defensive system, even if you say - sophistry, everything else, according to our country's reputation arms exporter Medvedev hit very hard. hi
          1. Tusv
            Tusv 2 March 2016 18: 55
            +1
            Quote: vovanpain
            S-300 system is defensive, even if you say sophistry everything else

            The C 300 system is defensive, like the pro-US system, the "defensive" Aegis has an attack range of over a thousand kilometers.
            What is there? Will Achilles never catch a turtle?
            1. vovanpain
              vovanpain 2 March 2016 20: 08
              +7
              Quote: Tusv
              Quote: vovanpain
              S-300 system is defensive, even if you say sophistry everything else

              The C 300 system is defensive, like the pro-US system, the "defensive" Aegis has an attack range of over a thousand kilometers.
              What is there? Will Achilles never catch a turtle?

              Have you carefully read my comment?
              Quote: vovanpain
              Medvedev hit hard on our reputation as an arms exporting country.

              Moscow. 13.11.2011/300/XNUMX. INTERFAX.RU - A meeting between the Presidents of Russia Dmitry Medvedev and US Barack Obama took place on the sidelines of the summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Organization (APEC) these days in Honolulu (US state of Hawaii). It was after this meeting that Medvedev banned the supply of S-XNUMX to Iran, at the order or request of Barack Obama, inflicting a blow on the country's reputation. hi
    3. Samaritan
      Samaritan 2 March 2016 16: 57
      +6
      So it seems already agreed:
    4. vlad66
      vlad66 2 March 2016 17: 06
      +9
      Quote: AdekvatNICK
      Iran simply owes a coffin to life

      In general, Iran does not owe anything to anyone, especially since it still had a grudge against us for the S-300, ("thanks" to the Bear, bowed down in front of the mattress mats) they wanted to sue us in an arbitration court. But contacts are going on, especially since we are allies in Syria. hi
      Quote: AdekvatNICK
      At least after we saved their country from destruction by the Americans and NATO.

      Excuse me when?
    5. AdekvatNICK
      AdekvatNICK 2 March 2016 17: 09
      -1
      minus the hike for the fact that we really saved Iran.
      1. Your friend
        Your friend 2 March 2016 17: 16
        +5
        Quote: AdekvatNICK
        minus the hike for the fact that we really saved Iran.

        What is the fateful date when we saved Iran? And most importantly, in Iran they know that we saved them?
        1. AdekvatNICK
          AdekvatNICK 2 March 2016 17: 22
          0
          and who, in your opinion, did not allow the use of force by proposing to America and, in effect, forcing him to go for a peaceful settlement and put Uncle Sam at the negotiating table?
          1. Your friend
            Your friend 2 March 2016 17: 27
            0
            Quote: AdekvatNICK
            and who do you think did not allow the use of force in America

            And who did not allow this? Who is the hero who, at the last moment, when the imperialist hordes of the transatlantic empire wanted to start treading the sacred land of Iran, said his firm no? I think it’s not difficult for you to provide evidence of US plans and actions to attack Iran.
            1. Talgat
              Talgat 2 March 2016 20: 02
              +1
              Of course, Iran stood up against the US and the West even when Russia was "playing" friendship with the West and "democracy"

              And so far, Russia has not saved Iran

              But on the other hand, the very fact of the existence of Russia and China has preserved the freedom and independence of Iran. And now open support
    6. Denis Obukhov
      Denis Obukhov 2 March 2016 17: 11
      +1
      Iran's strategic importance to Russia cannot be overestimated. Not only the growing influence of the West, but also the further linking of Iran to China is a direct threat to Russia's national security. It is necessary to take the toughest and most decisive measures against government officials who are hindering and blocking the development of our relations with Iran. Promote the development of regional ties. Simultaneously contribute to the overthrow of the Davatoglu-Erdogan clique in Turkey. This is a necessary condition for Russia's effective counteraction to the insidious plans of our "partners" and enlightening them so that they dream less of hegemony.
      1. kartalovkolya
        kartalovkolya 2 March 2016 18: 02
        0
        That's nice: on the one hand, we will help a friendly (at the moment) country and earn a little more money, and we will put the wad in one place for the "sworn friends"! And besides, Tehran especially "dearly loves" the Saudis and their hangers-on!
        1. Maksus
          Maksus 2 March 2016 22: 31
          0
          In 1941, Stalin and Churchill divided Iran into zones of responsibility during Operation Concord. And everyone was happy. Now what? Few problems with the Saudis, will we help Iran? Give me some more Islamists? Let's also support Pakistan, great guys too! Doesn't it interfere with helping Afghanistan? With such "friends" we will soon lose all markets. Making an excellent weapon, the bearded ayatollahs are forced to sell it and rejoice.
  2. RUS69
    RUS69 2 March 2016 16: 48
    +2
    At the moment, Iran is our key ally (partner) in the East in addition to the SAR.
    In the short term, no others are expected.
  3. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 2 March 2016 16: 49
    0
    Yes, we will help. Where are we going?
  4. Lopatov
    Lopatov 2 March 2016 17: 04
    0
    We have thrown Iran in the field of arms trade twice a day already. For the first time under Yeltsin, the second under Medvedev.

    I don’t think they will believe us for the third time.
    1. Talgat
      Talgat 2 March 2016 20: 06
      +1
      But they have no way out. they understand. that Russia is not an enemy - it just had temporary problems with the "head"

      They don't buy weapons from enemies, so they won't buy in the west. The Chinese is inferior in quality - at least air defense, some fighters. they'd better take the missiles from Russia. so as not to "break" at the x-hour

      Something in China will be taken of course
    2. In100gram
      In100gram 2 March 2016 20: 19
      +1
      They believe they have no special options
      1. Lopatov
        Lopatov 3 March 2016 00: 00
        0
        They have an extremely serious option - China.
  5. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 2 March 2016 17: 08
    +8
    Persians do not want to spend their thawed deposits
    on payments for weapons. They have plans for the beginning of many
    major civil projects with the West, for which you have to pay in foreign currency.
    With Russia, they want barter.
    But Russia needs cash. Therefore, the conclusion of transactions was suspended.
    1. 34 region
      34 region 2 March 2016 17: 28
      0
      Warrior! 17.08/XNUMX. Is it like they will pay for the tank at the rate of oil? At the rate of what money?
    2. Talgat
      Talgat 2 March 2016 20: 09
      0
      Quote: voyaka uh
      With Russia, they want barter.


      Russia and Iran also agreed on barter - very mutually beneficial. Much has been written about this. Iran receives technological and military goods - Russia sells Iranian oil for currency. In fact, Russia sells goods for currency

      But this is only part of the trade. wrong to say. that there will be only one way of settlement. it is not clear where this info is from?
  6. Aleksandr1959
    Aleksandr1959 2 March 2016 17: 08
    0
    Among previously unnamed samples may be A-10 type AWACS aircraft

    A-10, or still A-50?
  7. triglav
    triglav 2 March 2016 17: 09
    +3
    We have traditionally friendly relations with Iran. They must continue to be supported. Iran in the region is a real force.
    1. Your friend
      Your friend 2 March 2016 17: 21
      +1
      Quote: triglav
      We have traditionally friendly relations with Iran. They must continue to be supported. Iran in the region is a real force.

      Which are friendly? This is when in 1980 our embassy in Tehran was defeated? Or when the iPhone refused to supply the c300? Iran is nothing more than a fellow traveler at the moment.
    2. Rokossovsky
      Rokossovsky 2 March 2016 17: 22
      +4
      We have traditionally friendly relations with Iran.

      Yeah, especially after the Islamic Revolution, when we were openly called atheists, and Iran sent Shiite Mujahideen to Afghanistan!
      1. Talgat
        Talgat 2 March 2016 20: 15
        0
        Well, the negative to the USSR from Iran is fully justified

        Instead of. in order to make the enemy of your enemy a friend even then - and dio you from the ideology department of the Central Committee of the CPSU demanded that everyone become "communists" and shave off their beards - this position is essentially an insult to the Iranian leadership

        It’s just that people are guilty of the death of our homeland.

        And in Afghanistan, Iran was on our side after the collapse of the alliance - it helped Masoud together with Russia and Kazakhstan - it did not want to restrain the Taliban so that the Amer’s plan for the collapse of Central Asia would be implemented

        Iran understood that if there is no Russia tomorrow there will be no CSTO then it will be covered. There will be no Kazakhstan - and with whom would he now build railways and strategic partnership?
        1. Your friend
          Your friend 2 March 2016 21: 13
          +1
          Quote: Talgat
          Well, the negative to the USSR from Iran is fully justified

          Instead of. in order to make the enemy of your enemy a friend even then - and dio you from the ideology department of the Central Committee of the CPSU demanded that everyone become "communists" and shave off their beards - this position is essentially an insult to the Iranian leadership

          It’s just that people are guilty of the death of our homeland.

          And in Afghanistan, Iran was on our side after the collapse of the alliance - it helped Masoud together with Russia and Kazakhstan - it did not want to restrain the Taliban so that the Amer’s plan for the collapse of Central Asia would be implemented

          Iran understood that if there is no Russia tomorrow there will be no CSTO then it will be covered. There will be no Kazakhstan - and with whom would he now build railways and strategic partnership?

          Uhhh ... what? What friends? Khomeini called for the destruction of Soviet atheists; for him, the USSR was as much an enemy as the United States.
          Iran, without the CSTO, without Russia and without Kazakhstan, has lived and will continue to live. He won’t have a lid. I hope Russia will not sell arms to Iran on credit, because Iran is not an ally and friend of Russia, it has its own interests.
  8. Rokossovsky
    Rokossovsky 2 March 2016 17: 11
    +1
    Quote: AdekvatNICK
    Iran is simply obligated by the grave of life. At least after we saved their country from destruction by the Americans and NATO.

    Was that a comment on speed?
    And where is the confidence that the Americans and NATO abandoned plans to destroy Iran?
    There are such destroyers that g * vna for a bath! Iran has a bone in its throat, first of all, to the Saudis and Israel, and not the USA and NATO
    1. AdekvatNICK
      AdekvatNICK 2 March 2016 18: 17
      -2
      sanctions were lifted from Iran and not killed. Is this not enough for you?
      1. Rokossovsky
        Rokossovsky 2 March 2016 19: 22
        0
        sanctions were lifted from Iran and not killed. Is this not enough for you?

        Do you think that we would run to save if we killed?
        There are big doubts ...
        And it’s not very clear to me what NATO is here, if the UN Security Council introduced sanctions
        And how a state with one vote in the Security Council can save someone alone ...
        request
        1. AdekvatNICK
          AdekvatNICK 2 March 2016 19: 48
          -2
          ask the Iranians who greeted our diplomats with shouts of "thank you"

          we imposed a peaceful disposal of nuclear components. Through negotiations. And this saved.
  9. xam0
    xam0 2 March 2016 17: 12
    +1
    Now only defensive weapons can be delivered to Iran, since the UN will impose an embargo on the supply of offensive weapons and any components for them for another 5 years. And our factories for many types of weapons (for example, airplanes) were loaded with orders of just about 5 years. But we need to work on contracts now and we should not miss such a market in any case. And it’s good that Iran and I are now so closely connected in many types of activities, not only in military cooperation, but also in energy, transport and others. And the prospects for such cooperation are very good, you just need to make every effort to develop it.
  10. silver_roman
    silver_roman 2 March 2016 17: 32
    +2
    Russia was an altruist in life.
    I believe that this is not true in this matter.
    1) Iran and I have never been friends. Only partners in the "current circumstances"
    2) Take a look at the experience of the states in "sinking" the Saudis. The bearded fell into bondage for centuries. Not only do all the grandmothers go to the construction companies of the states, which then build Dubai, but they also import military equipment for hundreds of lard there. And we're talking about 8 lard. And all because it was agreed in advance on specific conditions. And if the Russian Federation did not behave with its strong side, it is not known what would have happened to Iran when a blow was almost inflicted on it. Israel was just waiting for a signal from the states.
  11. Sagittarius YaNAO
    Sagittarius YaNAO 2 March 2016 17: 33
    0
    "in the conditions of sanctions" A sanction is a conventional unit of fear, so who is to what extent subject to this convention.
  12. Great-grandfather of Zeus
    Great-grandfather of Zeus 2 March 2016 18: 01
    +1
    After the iPhone threw them onto the c300, the Iranians will think a hundred times, and in five years they will buy cheaper Chinese equipment, but the Chinese did not throw them.
  13. avva2012
    avva2012 2 March 2016 18: 05
    +2
    Iran, first of all, is our neighbor, and it is better to be friends with neighbors. The USA, they do not like, and there are very few such countries left. Especially who may not like the USA, but remain independent at the same time. Therefore, such a friend is doubly valuable. I read that they found an approach to officials in Iran. Working. So, as for us, there is something to learn. I personally am optimistic about cooperation with this country.
  14. Dmitry Potapov
    Dmitry Potapov 2 March 2016 18: 08
    +1
    Quote: AdekvatNICK
    Iran is simply obligated by the grave of life. At least after we saved their country from destruction by the Americans and NATO.

    Russia, as a great power, did not appear to boast of those who owe her what, it is a matter of decency and good memory of the people of the country that Russia helped, as they say "do good and throw it into the water" the whole history of our great country shows that we are hoped besides ourselves there is no one, you can cite as an example at least 10 countries to whom Russia, the USSR, again Russia, helped even to the detriment of its people, including the lives of its soldiers, only they do not want to remember this, they remember when again there is a question about the existence of some country.
    1. avva2012
      avva2012 2 March 2016 18: 17
      +1
      Strong, do not need gratitude. He is content to help. Capable of. To be grateful, and not be ashamed that you accepted to help, for this, you need to be even stronger. I hope Iran has enough mental strength.
  15. FREGATENKAPITAN
    FREGATENKAPITAN 2 March 2016 18: 42
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    I would like our new ally to explain why, with the arrival of the Russian Aerospace Forces in Syria, they reduced the IRGT contingent in Syria from 5 thousand to 700 people?
    1. Talgat
      Talgat 2 March 2016 20: 18
      +2
      I think this info is always unreliable. In addition, they brought out the ksir and introduced hezbollah, etc. Anyway, the main burden in Syria on Iran.
    2. padded jacket
      padded jacket 2 March 2016 20: 25
      +1
      Quote: FREGATENKAPITAN
      I would like our new ally to explain why, with the arrival of the Russian Aerospace Forces in Syria, they reduced the IRGT contingent in Syria from 5 thousand to 700 people?

      No, there is no IRGC, not the Iranian army, there are only volunteers who came to the aid of the people of Syria and not who did not withdraw them and did not reduce their numbers, perhaps at some point it became smaller due to rotation.
  16. tehnokrat
    tehnokrat 2 March 2016 21: 51
    +3
    Quote: Talgat
    Well, the negative towards the USSR from Iran is fully justified ... from the ideology department of the Central Committee of the CPSU they demanded that everyone become "communists" to shave off their beards - this position is essentially an insult to the Iranian leadership

    Exactly, Iran was opposed to a country intervening in eastern affairs in which atheism instead of religion! The main unfaithful to them is the unbeliever.
    But in essence, I consider that in the Middle East it is developing so that Iran will soon be the leading power; a year or two, well, maybe 3 years - and will survive the consequences of the sanction marathon. And it is wise to be in union with a regional leader. Not forgetting your interests, naturlich! You can’t trade offensive for now - we will trade on the defensive.
    Anyway, the main load in Syria on Iran. And I agree with this: where does the IRGC? Where is the IRGC and where is the VKS? We are in the sky in the north of Syria - they are on earth in the east. By the way, did the IRGC not be returned home before the election to guarantee order? During the elections in Iran, terrorist attacks were not ruled out.
  17. faterdom
    faterdom 2 March 2016 22: 43
    +3
    Iran is one of the few large and important civilization countries with sovereignty. There are enough of such in the world on one hand.
    And given that he is the enemy of those who willingly signed up for our enemies (Saudis, Turks, Americans), plus his geostrategic position — helping him survive now is a bonus for the next millennium. But not to help is stupid and criminal.
    Iran must survive both Turkey and the KSA, and - God will give - the USA and the EU!
    I’ll keep silent about Israel in this context, because this is the concern of Israel itself, and not ours at all.
  18. Kuzyakin15
    Kuzyakin15 3 March 2016 10: 13
    +1
    Iran, most likely, 3-5 years at least will be an ally of the Russian Federation (if our government and the Foreign Ministry will pursue the correct and necessary policy for both countries). Then most likely Iran will have more ambitious plans, who knows. In the meantime, I think that we need each other at least to deter Yanke owls and their friends and friends.
    In the current situation, Iran and I are simply easier to survive.
    And it is worth supplying military equipment (but not being altruists, but on favorable terms. And not recklessly writing off debts in the future. Hanging debt is a good argument of loyalty to the creditor) And what about tanks and aircraft, something that fall under the UN Security Council ban: and what prevents to build aviation repair and tank repair factories and arrange the assembly of both. Yes, you never know what loopholes can be found by knowledgeable people, bypassing the sanctions. Of course, you should not insolently violate all and all resolutions and decisions of the UN, but everyone understands whose mill it is mostly this organization. And it's time to be guided by the interests of your state, and then the world community. Nobody does politics with white gloves. As an example, the last statement of the ambassador "exceptional" in R f.