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Envoy hopeful on S-300 delivery in 2015

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Moscow, Feb11, IRNA -- Iranian Ambassador to Moscow Mehdi Sanaee expressed hope that Russia will carry out its commitment and deliver long range surface-to-air S-300 missile system to Iran in 2015.

Russia signed a contract with Iran in 2007 to sell S-300 air-defense missiles to Iran at about $800, but Dmitry Medvedev, then the Russian president, canceled the contract to supply Tehran with the advanced defensive system in 2010 in the wake of disputed anti-Iran sanctions over its peaceful nuclear program.

Sanaee, who was speaking in a press conference on the occasion of the 36th anniversary of Islamic revolution victory, said the revolution is marching ahead despite various difficulties and anti-Iran sanctions and the Islamic Republic is making progress in different political, economic, scientific, and technological fields.

He expounded on Iran's stance about terrorism and said Iran is the strong country of the Middle East and has steadily been struggling against terrorism and extremism during the past 36 years.

Iran is cooperating with other regional countries to strengthen stability and security in the region, the envoy added.

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