Tehran confirms intention to buy 4 S-300 missile divisions from Moscow

Iran's Defense Minister Hosein Dehqan has confirmed that a new Russian-Iranian contract on S-300 surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems will involve a delivery of four divisions and not five, as was stipulated in the previous contract.

Iran's Defense Minister Hosein Dehqan has confirmed that a new Russian-Iranian contract on S-300 surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems will involve a delivery of four divisions and not five, as was stipulated in the previous contract.

Russia will supply upgraded systems to Iran, he also told reporters.

"The Russian side is fully obliged to carry out the state of art technological changes on the S-300 air defense system and deliver the modernized missiles to Iran," Dehqan said, according the Iranian media.

Iran is hoping to sign the contract "in a week or two," he said.

The systems will be delivered to Iran "shortly after the contract is signed," he said.

A source familiar with the situation told Interfax-AVN earlier on Aug. 18 that the new Russian-Iranian contract will stipulate a delivery of four SAM systems and not five as was stipulated in the previous contract.

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