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April 13, 2015 3:23 pm

Russia Lifts Ban on Sale of Advanced Air Defense Weaponry to Iran

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The S-300 anti-aircraft missile system at the Victory Parade, Red Square, 2009. Photo: Wikipedia.

Russia has lifted a ban on supplying Iran with a sophisticated air defense missile system, the Kremlin has said. Delivery of the S-300s was cancelled in 2010 after the UN imposed sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programme.

But the Russian president gave the go-ahead after Tehran struck an interim deal with world powers to curb nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief.

Read full story at the BBC.

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