Photo: Anadolu Agency
Photo: Anadolu Agency

Moscow, 28 Muharram 1437/10 November 2015 (MINA) –  Russia and Iran have signed a delivery agreement for the sale of the S-300 missile system,  an official with Russia’s state-run defense company Rostec said on Monday.

“An agreement for the delivery of the S-300 system has been signed between the parties and the agreement has come into force,” Sergey Chemezov, director-general of Rostec, was quoted as saying in Russian media, Anadolu Agency quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

Chemezov’s remarks were made at the Dubai Airshow-2015.

In April, Russia agreed to deliver the S-300 Surface-to-Air missile systems to Tehran, Iranian authorities announced at the time.

On April 13, Russian President Vladimir Putin removed Russia’s self-imposed ban on delivering the missile system to Iran, a move that drew sharp opposition from the U.S. and Israel.

Putin said at the time that the S-300 missile system did not pose a threat for the security of Israel or that of any other nation in the region.

Chemezov said that Saudi Arabia was also interested in the S-400 air defense system.

“Saudi Arabia and some other countries are interested in this system, but we have not signed an agreement with anyone except with China,” Chemezov said. (T/P010/R03)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)