Russia’s contract for S-300 system delivery to Iran 50% fulfilled

S-300 air defense missile systems.

S-300 air defense missile systems.

Dmitry Rogulin / TASS
Russia will fully deliver S-300 air defense missile systems to Iran before the yearend.

Russia has fulfilled 50 percent of the contract for the delivery of S-300 (NATO reporting name: SA-10 Grumble) air defense missile systems to Iran, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said.

When asked about how many S-300 air defense missile systems Russia had delivered to Iran, Rogozin said: "Half of them."

The contract for the delivery of Russian-made S-300 air defense missile systems to Iran was signed in 2007 but its execution was suspended by UN Security Council Resolution No. 1929 on June 9, 2010, which banned the delivery of modern weapons to Iran, including missiles and missile systems.

In April 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin lifted the ban on the delivery of S-300 systems to Iran. In November, a new contract for the delivery of S-300 air defense missile systems to Iran came into force.

As Head of Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec Sergei Chemezov said, Russia will fully deliver S-300 air defense missile systems to Iran before the yearend.

Source: Tass.com

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