Iran is suspected of being involved in contracts worth more than IDR 25 billion to supply weapons to Russia in the midst of its invasion of Ukraine. Photo/Sky News
LONDON – An arms contract document worth USD 1.7 million (more than Rp. 25 billion) signed last fall is alleged to be evidence of an Iranian agreement to supply weapons to Russia.
The document was published by Sky News on Monday. It did not say how the secret document was obtained, and the British media corroborated its report by citing anonymous sources.
If confirmed authentic, the contract offers direct evidence of Western allegations that Iran supplied Russia with ammunition amid its invasion of Ukraine.
Tehran has repeatedly denied selling arms and ammunition to Moscow since the start of the war.
The 16-page document dated September 14, 2022, and written in English lists 1,000 high-explosive 122mm, 125mm and 155mm rounds for a total of USD1,013,100.
A separate Russian-language annex to the contract lists 72,000 rounds of the same caliber without specifying the cost.
The other five-page contract includes a $740,000 T-72 tank and howitzer artillery barrels.
The parties to the deal are named as Russian military import-export companies; Rosoboronexport, and the Iranian Ministry of Defense and Logistics.