U.S. concerned over Russian fighter jets deal


Russian Sukhoi SU-30. Photo: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

The United States called on Russia and Myanmar on Thursday to reconsider a reported agreement for the supply of Russian fighter planes to the country, Reuters reported.

"We’ve seen some new troubling media reports that Russia intends to sell SU-30 fighter jets to the Burmese armed forces," U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert was quoted as saying.

The United States previously urged countries to suspend arms sales to Myanmar in response to the crackdown in Rakhine State.

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