Flush with Yankee cash, Iran buys $21 billion of Russian aircraft, satellites

iranian-surface-to-surface-missileIn the wake of Barack Obama’s diplomatically finalized nuclear deal with Iran, the ayatollahs have found themselves with even deeper pockets then they already have. With Iran already perched atop a veritable ocean of oil, the ayatollahs calling the shots in the Tehran-government now have the international green light to go forward with not only a nuclear program, but thanks to Barack Obama and John Kerry, they will soon have access to well over a tenth of a trillion American dollars.

As Daniel Wiser of the Washington Free Beacon (WFB) reported on Sept. 28, 2015, the finalized deal brokered by Secretary of State John Kerry will place “modest restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program but could grant Tehran as much as $150 billion in sanctions relief—a windfall that critics say could help boost the funding of Iranian terrorist proxies.” And in a separate WFB report by Adam Kredo on Sept. 29, 2015, the Iranians are already dropping figurative truckloads of money on advanced equipment from their besties in Moscow.

Exactly how many pieces of cutting edge technology the Iranians spent following the Moscow MAKS-2015 air show, all that’s known as a certainty is they’ve purchased $21 billion on “satellite-related equipment” and the Sukhoi Superjet 100, a twin-engine civilian aircraft with a 108 passenger capacity. Yet according to the American Federation of Scientists, the Russians actually have quite the history of converting civil aircraft to military use.

Also noted by Kellan Howell of The Washington Times on Sept. 29, 2015, “Iranian Vice President Sorena Sattari told the Russian Kommersant daily newspaper that the country was holding active talks with Russia on the purchase of at least two types of military aircraft. Tehran was also interested in using Russian rocket carriers to launch satellites into orbit, according to Sattari.”