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Iran Hopes for Better Air Defense Systems After Nuclear Deal - Source

Sputnik News

20:03 21.07.2015(updated 20:32 21.07.2015)

Iran could gain access to more advanced air defense systems than the Russian S-300, due to the recent agreeement signed between the country and the P5+1 group.

TEHRAN (Sputnik) – The recent comprehensive nuclear agreement between the six world powers and Iran could allow Tehran to gain access to more advanced air defense systems than the Russian S-300, a source in the Iranian Defense Ministry told Sputnik on Tuesday.

'The agreement on the nuclear program could lead to Iran being able to receive more advanced systems than S-300,' the source said, declining to comment on the withdrawal of a lawsuit against Moscow for the breach of the S-300 delivery contract in line with international sanctions against Tehran.

The source added that the precise schedule for the delivery of S-300 to Iran under the existing contract had not been yet determined.

In mid-June, a source familiar with the situation said that Russia and Iran were in talks on resuming the implementation of the S-300 delivery contract, signed in 2007 and worth about $800 million.

According to the source, Russian officials insisted on the withdrawal of the lawsuit and signing of a new contract instead.

Sputnik



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