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Putin signs decree lifting ban on S-300 missiles supplies to Iran

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Tue 14 Apr 2015 - 09:25

TEHRAN (ISNA)- Supplies of Russian S-300 air defense missile systems to Iran may begin any moment in line with the relevant decree signed by the Russian president, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree to lift the ban on the supplies of S-300 air defense missile systems to Iran. The ban was imposed in 2010.

'The decree stipulates… no delays,' Peskov told journalists adding that the second provision of the decree states that 'it comes into force on the day it was signed.'

Putin's decision on Monday to lift embargo on the deliveries of S-300 air defense missile systems comes in the wake of progress achieved at the Iran nuclear talks in Switzerland over a week ago paving the way for the international community to gradually lift sanctions from the Islamic Republic, Russian Itar-Tass reported.

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