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    Iran Hopes to Receive Russian S-300 Missiles by Year End - Defense Minister

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    Tehran is expecting to take delivery of Russian-made S-300 air defense systems by the end of 2015, Iran's PressTV reported Tuesday citing Defense Minister Brigadier-General Hossein Dehqan.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to Deghan, Iran will receive a "major part" of the shipment in less than two months, PressTV said.

    Moscow and Tehran signed an $800-million deal for the delivery of five S-300 missile systems in 2007. In 2011, Iran sued Russia in the Geneva Arbitration Court after Moscow suspended the contract in 2010, citing a UN Security Council resolution that placed an arms embargo on Tehran.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin lifted the S-300 delivery ban in April 2015, shortly after the P5+1 group of international negotiators and Iran reached a framework nuclear agreement to remove all economic sanctions against Tehran in exchange for its pledge to ensure that all nuclear research in the country will be for peaceful purposes.

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