Iran Sues Russia Over Non Supply of S-300 Anti Air Missiles

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Iranian ambassador in Russia Seyed Mahmoud-Reza Sajjadi has announced his nations intent to take Russia to the international court. The charge is the non-supply of defensive S-300 anti air missile complexes.

“We consider the S-300 complex as not falling under the UN Security Council resolution, therefore we are suing Russia to give this legal cause,” ambassador Sajjadi told journalists at a press-conference in Moscow.

Russia had signed a contract worth $800 million in 2007 for delivering five divisions of S-300 PMU-1 to Iran. However, following the UN resolution 1929 which restricts supplies of conventional weapons to Tehran, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev froze delivery in September 2010. It is believed Iran needs the S-300 to protect its nuclear facilities.

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