Russia: No date for delivery of S-300 missile system to Iran

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Work is underway to fulfill Russia’s supply of advanced air-defense missiles to Iran, but no start date for the delivery has been set yet, a top Russian diplomat said Tuesday.

Russia in 2010 froze plans to supply S-300 missile systems to Iran, linking the decision to UN sanctions. But in April, President Vladimir Putin lifted the suspension after a framework agreement was reached that would restrict Iran’s capacity to produce nuclear weapons.

Tehran has spoken of the end of 2015 as the expected delivery date. On Tuesday, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov was quoted by the Interfax news agency as saying he could not “say anything for now” about the missiles’ delivery date.

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