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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Russia, Iran to Sign S-300 Contract Soon, Says Deputy Foreign Minister

Russian S-300 anti-missile rocket systemRussia and Iran will sign an agreement for the delivery of advanced Russian-built S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems “soon,” Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Wednesday, the TASS news agency reported.

Ryabkov said that all political questions involved in the Iran S-300 deal, which would see Tehran equipped with some of the most cutting-edge air defense systems on the market, have been solved, and he believes “the contract will soon be signed,” TASS quoted him as saying at the Russian Arms Expo 2015, which opened Wednesday in Nizhny Tagil.

“All political decisions have been made,” he said, possibly referring to an ongoing dispute between the two sides concerning a $4 billion lawsuit Iran filed against Russia's state arms export agency Rosoboronexport in 2011.

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