10:03 GMT +312 December 2019
Listen Live
    S-300

    Iran Paying for S-300 Air Defense System Contract - Russian Deputy PM

    © AP Photo / Ivan Sekretarev
    Military & Intelligence
    Get short URL
    1242
    Subscribe

    According to Russia's deputy prime minister, Iran paid for the delivery of S-300 air defense systems.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia has begun fulfilling a contract with Iran on the delivery of S-300 air defense systems that the Islamic Republic has already been paying for, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Wednesday.

    In 2007, Moscow and Tehran signed an $800-million deal for the delivery of five S-300 missile systems to Iran. In 2010, Russia suspended the contract, citing a UN Security Council resolution that placed an armed embargo on Tehran until it proved a peaceful nature of its nuclear project.

    “This contract is being completed and is being paid for. The delivery is underway and there will be other contracts after this one,” Rogozin said during an interview on Russia’s Rossiya-24 television channel.

    In April, Moscow repealed the S-300 delivery ban, after the P5+1 group, comprising Russia, the United States, France, China, the United Kingdom and Germany, reached a framework nuclear agreement to remove sanctions against Iran in exchange for guarantees of the peaceful nature of its nuclear activities.

    Earlier in December, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced a closure of investigation into Iran’s nuclear program, after it had found no indications of military-related nuclear developments in the country.

    Related:

    Tehran Confirms Intention to Withdraw S-300 Lawsuit Against Moscow
    Russia to Finalize Delivery of S-300 Air Defense Systems to Iran in 2016
    Russian Missile Defense Unit Armed With S-300 System Activated in Arctic
    Russia Begins Securing Iranian Skies With S-300 Missile Deliveries
    Why Russia's S-300 Deal With Iran is Shrouded in Secrecy
    Russian Air Defense Forces Deploy S-300 in Eastern Military District Drills
    Iran Hopes to Receive Russian S-300 Missiles by Year End - Defense Minister
    Russia's S-300 for Iran: What Has Washington So Scared?
    Clear Skies: Iran About to Acquire Russian S-300 Missile Defense Systems
    Iran to Build Own Missile Defense Based on Knockoff of Russia’s S-300
    Russia, Iran Ready to Sign S-300 Delivery Contract in Near Future
    Moscow, Tehran Sign Roadmap For S-300 Deal Implementation
    Iranian Delegates to Discuss S-300 Delivery During MAKS Air Show in Russia
    Iran Could Receive Russian S-300 Systems by 2016
    Tags:
    arms delivery, S-300 air defense system, Dmitry Rogozin, Iran, Russia
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik