Federation Council refutes reports on transfer of Iran's hardware to Russia
First deputy chairman of the parliament's upper chamber's Defense and Security Committee, Russian Senator Frants Klintsevich, refuted a media report claiming that Iranian military hardware had been allegedly sent to Russia in violation of a UN Security Council resolution.
The Russian senator said that there is no need to transfer any Iran's military equipment that needs repair to Russia, because Moscow had earlier prepared Iranian specialists to do repairs at home.
"Russia supplied Iran with a large number of military equipment, which, of course, needs maintenance. At the same time Russia prepared Iranian specialists who can carry out these works themselves," RIA Novosti cited Klintsevich as saying.
According to him, Russia prepared Iranian specialists in full compliance with UNSC resolutions.
Earlier, German newspaper Welt am Sonntag reported citing an anonymous source in "Western intelligence services" that Tehran had secretly sent some components of heavy offensive weapons to Russia for maintenance in an alleged violation of the 2231 UNSC resolution via the Syrian territory.