Iran plans to buy 2 telecom satellites

The Iranian government said it's held serious negotiations with foreign firms in the last three weeks to acquire two telecommunication satellites. ICT Minister Mahmoud Vaezi said the government has been in talks with France, Japan, Russia,and South Korea. He said one of the satellites is a national telecommunications satellite and the other a national telemetry satellite, IRNA reported. 
He welcomed the post-sanctions developments notably in economic areas and said that foreign countries and companies did not negotiate with Iran on technology transfer. Vaezi also said that following the withdrawal of international sanctions, Iran will have more options to choose its foreign partners so that prices decline, competition will increase, and Iran's conditions for importing high quality goods will be accepted.