Israel asks Russia not to sell jets and weapons to Iran

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Wednesday that Israel had asked Russia not to go through with an arms deal worth around $10 billion that would see Moscow deliver T-90 tanks, artillery systems, planes and helicopters to Iran.

Previously, Viktor Ozerov, head of the defense and security committee in the Russian upper house of parliament, or Federation Council, told reporters talks on the potential deal were under way during a parliamentary visit to Iran.

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