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    Russian presidential aide said that Russia has provided Iran with the first batch of S-300 air defense systems.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) Russia has provided Iran with the first batch of S-300 air defense systems, Russian presidential aide Vladimir Kozhin said Thursday.

    "We have a signed contract with Iran, the first batch has now been unloaded, approximately a battalion. We will continue to fulfill our commitments until year-end," Kozhin said.

    Russia and Iran initially signed an S-300 delivery deal in 2007, but its implementation was halted by Moscow due to UN Security Council sanctions against Tehran. In response, Iran filed a lawsuit against Russia.

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    S-300 air defense system, Vladimir Kozhin, Iran, Russia
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