Jan 21, 2015

Russia may send S-300 missile system to Iran

Russia might deliver a long-overdue S-300 air defence missile system to Iran, honouring a contract that was cancelled in 2010 following strong pressure from the West.
Russian Defence Minister is visiting Tehran and signed an agreement with Iranian Defense Minister to boost cooperation.
The two countries could resolve problems with the delivery of the advanced missile system.
The United States and Israel heavily lobbied Russia to block the missile sale, saying it could be used to shield Iran's nuclear facilities from possible future air strikes. Iran in turn has taken Russia to arbitration to finalise the sale.
Russia's ties with Iran have strengthened recently due to Western sanctions that they are both now facing and added that the two countries were looking to expand their cooperation in other areas.

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