Russia will supply Iran with S-300 surface-to-air missile systems this year, the RIA Novosti news agency quoted a high-ranking source in Russia's Foreign Ministry as saying Aug. 19.
The source said the number of the systems to be delivered to Iran was indicated in a previously concluded contract.
Earlier, a source in the Defense Ministry of Iran told the Sputnik news agency that Tehran could receive four divisions of the modernized S-300 from Russia instead of the three stipulated by the old contract.
Russia and Iran concluded a contract in 2007 for the supply of S-300 systems.
But, after the adoption of the UN Security Council Resolution 1929, which provided for the imposition of sanctions on Iran, the realization of the contract was suspended.
Iran, in response, filed a claim against Russia at the International Court of Arbitration. Currently, the parties are negotiating on the withdrawal of this lawsuit.
In April this year, Russia's President Vladimir Putin signed a decree removing the ban on the supply of these systems to Iran.
Edited by CN