Russia and Iran have formally reached a deal for Moscow to deliver Tehran advanced S-300 missile systems, deputy foreign minister Mikhail Bogdanov told RIA Novosti on Wednesday afternoon.
“As things stand now, this topic is closed,” Bogdanov stated. “We have reached full understanding on the matter together with our Iranian partners.”
“The question has been fundamentally solved,” he stressed. “The rest is just technical details.”
The S-300 is a long range surface-to-air missile – manufactured by the Russian firm Almaz – designed to intercept aircraft and cruise missiles, and its most advanced models can also target ballistic missiles.
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