Tehran hopes for Russia’s S-300 air defense missile system supplies in 2015
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 10
Tehran hopes for S-300 air defense missile system supplies in 2015, Iran's ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanai said.
"I hope that our Russian friends will supply this system to Iran in 2015," he said at a press conference Feb. 10.
An intergovernmental agreement on military cooperation between the two countries was signed during Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu's official visit to Iran on January 20.
"This agreement will contribute to the development of the military-technical cooperation between the two countries, including the resumption of negotiations on S-300 air defense missile system supplies," President of the International Center for Geopolitical Analysis, former head of the International Cooperation Department of the Defense Ministry of Russia, Colonel-General Leonid Ivashov said.
The $800 million contract to deliver S300 air defense missile systems to Iran was canceled in 2010 to fall in line with UN sanctions imposed on Iran due to its nuclear program.
Edited by CN