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    The delivery of Russian S-300 surface-to-air missile systems to Iran is not affected by new UN sanctions against the Islamic Republic, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Thursday.

    The delivery of Russian S-300 surface-to-air missile systems to Iran is not affected by new UN sanctions against the Islamic Republic, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Thursday.

    The United Nations Security Council approved on Wednesday a new package of economic sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program.

    "Insofar as yesterday's resolution on Iran contains references to specific types of weapons, I can say that no antiaircraft systems, except man-portable air-defense missile complexes, are included in the UN Register of Conventional Arms," Andrei Nesterenko said.

    The fourth round of sanctions will include tougher financial controls and an expanded arms embargo. They also impose an asset ban and a travel freeze on more than three dozen companies and individuals.

    MOSCOW, June 10 (RIA Novosti)

     

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