No decision yet to resume S-300 missile supplies to Syria - source

It is unclear whether Russia has decided to resume supplies of its S-300 air defense missile systems to Syria, according to a source from one of the government agencies in charge of military-technical cooperation.

It is unclear whether Russia has decided to resume supplies of its S-300 air defense missile systems to Syria, according to a source from one of the government agencies in charge of military-technical cooperation.

"Even if the decision has been made, we know nothing about it yet," he told Interfax on Thursday

He was commenting on the claim by Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem that Moscow was planning to supply S-300 air defense missile systems to Damascus in the very near future.

"There have been no instructions recently to prepare the equipment for delivery to Syria," the source said.

At the same time he said: "There is in fact a contract for the delivery of S-300 air defense missile systems to Syria, the equipment has been made and already partly delivered."

"If a political decision is made to resume supplies, these will be carried out in the very near future," the source said.

According to foreign media outlets, under the contract Russia is to supply to Syria four divisions of S-300 missiles worth $900 million.

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