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    Russia, Iran Yet to Decide Whether New S-300 Contract Needed – Peskov

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    The issue of whether a new contract between Russia and Iran to deliver the S-300 air defense systems to Tehran is needed is yet to be decided upon and discussed, according to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia and Iran are yet to decide whether they need a new contract to deliver the S-300 air defense systems to Tehran, but all legal barriers for the deal have already been eliminated, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday.

    The previous Russian-Iranian contract on sales of the S-300 systems, signed in late 2007, was suspended in 2010 in line with international sanctions imposed on Iran over its controversial nuclear program.

    “The issue of whether a [new] contract is needed is yet to be decided upon and discussed, if necessary, by the parties to the deal. In general, one thing is for sure – now that a [presidential] decree was signed [to lift the ban on S-300 sales to Iran] there are no legal barriers for the deal,” Peskov said.


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