U.S. Would Block Sale of Russian Su-30 Fighter Jet to Iran, Says Official

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs says U.S. would exercise veto power in the UN to stop Iranian acquisition of the advanced fighter.

Patricia Zengerle
A Russian Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jet.
A Russian Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jet.Credit: AP
Patricia Zengerle

REUTERS - Thomas Shannon, the U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, said on Tuesday the United States would use its veto power in the U.N. Security Council to block any sale of Su-30 fighter aircraft to Iran.

"We would block the approval of fighter aircraft," he told a U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, noting that any such sale would have to be approved by the Security Council.

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