Russia’s plans to sell S-300 missile Defense Systems to Iran have to wait for another five years following the final agreement on Tehran’s nuclear program.
As per the agreement, the UN arms embargo against Iran will remain for five years and US missile sanctions will be applicable for another eight years. This means, Russia will be unable to sell it any conventional weapons including anti-missile systems, aircraft and tanks for the period the embargo is in force.
The European Union will lift the economic and financial sanctions based on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) verification of Iran fulfilling the terms of the agreement.
Russia backtracked on a plan to sell S-300 surface-to-air missiles in 2010, banning sales to Iran after international pressure. However, that issue came back to life on April 13, 2015 when Russia lifted its ban on S-300 sales to Iran and the deal was put in the closet with Russia stating that it had to act in accordance with international agreements.
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had said in April this year that the move was in the “spirit of goodwill,” citing progress in negotiations. He had emphasized that its ban was self-imposed and did not fall under any United Nations’ action.
"I think it is the right decision that Russia has made, it is a contract with the good relations we have with Russia, which is fully legal and will have no impact on the (nuclear) negotiations," Mohammed Javad Zarif, Iran’s Foreign Minister said in April.
Russia’s move to sell missiles to Iran came after news in February that Rostec offered to sell Iran Antey-2500 anti-ballistic missile systems.
Tehran has agreed not to enrich uranium over 3.67 per cent for another 15 years. The sanctions maybe renewed within 65 days if Iran violates the agreement.
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Russian S-300 missile defense system will not be supplied to Iran in the nearest future, a senior Russian Foreign Ministry official said on Thursday. "It is more important that a political and legal decision, which opens up such a possibility, is taken," said deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov, according to TASS news agency
Iran has displayed indigenous version of Russian S-300 missile defense system, called as Bavar (Belief) 373 in the military parades at the capitals South on Saturday. The Iranian version has superior features over the original Russian model as it enjoys increased mobility, agility and reduced launch-preparation time, Fars News Agency reported Saturday
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The five year extension of UN arms embargo against Iran will have no effect for Russian plans to sell S-300 surface-to-air (SAM) anti-missile defense systems to Tehran. “The SAM is merely a defensive system which fell neither under the 2010 sanctions, when they introduced, nor now that an agreement has been reached as a result of talks between Iran and six mediatory countries on the Iranian nuclear program to extend arms embargo for five years,” an unnamed source was quoted as saying by Interfax on July 14 hours after Defenseworld
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