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    The issue of the withdrawal of the Iranian lawsuit against Russia over the nondelivery of S-300 air defense systems has been taken off the bilateral agenda, Russian Ambassador to Iran Levan Dzhagaryan said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) On Monday, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said that Russia had already delivered half of S-300 air defense systems to Iran under the existing contract. Head of Russia's Rostec corporation, Sergei Chemezov, said July that Russia was planning to complete the deliveries of the air defense systems to Iran by the end of 2016.

    "The issue of the withdrawal of the S-300 lawsuit has been repeatedly commented on by official representatives of the Russian Federation and has now been removed from the agenda," Dzhagaryan told RIA Novosti.

    The $800-million Moscow-Tehran contract to deliver Russian-made S-300 air defense systems to Iran was signed 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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