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Iran Defense Minister: Deal for Russian S-300 Missiles Systems Will be Signed Next Week

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Russian S-300 missile system in action. Photo: YouTube Screenshot

Iran will buy four Russian S-300 missile systems. Photo: YouTube Screenshot

Iran will sign a contract with Russia next week to buy four S-300 surface-to-air missile systems, the Iranian defense minister said on Tuesday, bringing Tehran closer to acquiring an advanced air defense capability.

Russian state arms producer Almaz-Antey in June said it would supply Iran with a modernized version of the S-300, among the world’s most capable air defense systems, once a commercial agreement was reached.

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