U.S. vows to block Russian arms sale to Iran

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(WASHINGTON FREE BEACON) The Obama administration is vowing to stop Russia from selling to Iran advanced fighter jets, saying that such sales would violate United Nations resolutions governing the comprehensive nuclear agreement, according to comments by a top State Department official to the Washington Free Beacon.

State Department Spokesman Mark Toner told the Free Beacon in a statement on Wednesday that the United States is opposed to Russia selling Iran a cadre of advanced Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jets.

These sales do not directly violate the nuclear agreement signed last summer by Iran and global powers, according to officials, who explained that the sales are instead in violation of a U.N. resolution overseeing the deal.

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