It looks like Iran will be getting the Su-35s that Egypt isn't taking in because of US CAATSA sanctions as was rumored.
Another major self own by the US.
Rumoured to be a purchase of 24 fighters.
Iran finalizes deal to buy Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets from Russia
10 March 2023
Iran has finalized a deal to purchase Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets from Russia as Tehran and Moscow are keen to deepen defense and economic cooperation in defiance of sweeping sanctions and coercive measures.
"Following the end of the Iran-Iraq war in 1988, Iran asked a bunch of countries to review the possibility of selling fighter jets to Iran and Russia said it was ready for their sale," Iran's mission to the United Nations told Russia's Sputnik news agency on Friday.
"The Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets are technically acceptable to Iran. So after October 2020 and the end of Iran's restrictions on conventional weapons purchases (based on the UN Security Council Resolution 2231), Iran has finally agreed to buy them," it added.
The diplomatic mission, however, did not specify the exact time that the deal was reached, nor the time Russia would deliver the fighter jets to Iran. It gave no more details about the deal as they are classified.
Iran and Russia both have been targeted with US-led sanctions in recent years, but the sanctions have failed to secure Western countries’ interests.