Iran-Russia talks on S-300 missiles fruitful

TEHRAN, May 26 (MNA) – Iran and Russia have concluded talks on the delivery of Russian S-300 missiles to Iran which should take place quite soon, Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Monday.

“The negotiations on the subject have ended in success. I estimate that the S-300 delivery will take place in quite a short time,” Amir-Abdollahian said in Moscow.

Following a meeting with his Russian counterpart Mikhail Bogdanov, Amir-Abdollahian added that, “it will be done at the soonest possible opportunity.”

The delivery of the missiles was blocked in 2010 by former President Dmitri Medvedev, but in April President Vladimir Putin gave the go ahead after Tehran struck a landmark deal in Lausanne with the West over its nuclear program.

Moscow said progress in nuclear talks between Iran and world powers meant there was no longer a need for it to prohibit exporting the surface-to-air missiles to Tehran.

Amir-Abdollahian is in Moscow since Monday, May 25, to review the latest regional developments with Russian officials.

 

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