Iran says Russia could deliver missiles this year

Russian President Vladimir Putin lifted a ban on supplying Iran with sophisticated S-300 air defence missile systems, like the one seen here during a parade in Alabino, outside MoscowA senior Iranian official said Tuesday that Russia could deliver sophisticated missile systems to Tehran this year after Moscow lifted a ban on supplying the weapons. “I think that they will be delivered this year,” Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, was quoted as saying by Russian news agencies ahead of a meeting in Moscow. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday removed a freeze on delivering sophisticated S-300 air defence missile systems to Iran after Tehran struck a landmark framework deal with the West over its nuclear programme.

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