Russia may use the deliveries of s-300 systems to Iran As a bargaining chip in relations with the West, senior analyst of the organization of the TD international Todd Buchholz in his article for publication.
review of the author, it is quite Possible that Moscow will refuse from supplying SAMS to Iran because of the controversial nature of the contract from the diplomatic point of view. The implementation of a contract already has been postponed many times, and it may well be, because it will happen again. It is noteworthy that the Russian side has not indicated the exact dates of the supply of its SAMS to Iran, writes Bucholz. The total reluctance of the capital of Russia to supply Iran with s-300 systems that have the ability to radically change the balance of power remains essential, however, now Russia has realized the importance of s-300 in relations with the US, " says the analyst.
"A new downturn in U.S.-Russian relations caused the correction of the position of Russia's s-300. Ban on export was lifted in April 2015 Putin on the background of the fact that Relations between Russia and the West reached a low point since the Russian-Georgian war of 2008 ", - reported in the publication.
As suggested by the Creator, Moscow is trying to bring in his foreign policy a New factor that would help her align the geopolitical situation in the background of the Ukrainian fall. Perhaps in the near future deliveries of s-300 to Iran will not be discussed between Russian and Iranian authorities, and Moscow and Washington.
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated over the situation in Ukraine. Before the US and EU has imposed punishment on a number of Russian Residents, they are prohibited from entering the EU because of their positions on Crimea and Ukraine. Over the past year the sanctions list, many times replenished with new individuals and legal entities. Summer 2014 was added and sectoral economic penalties.
After Russia's accession to the decisions of the UN security Council resolution of 9 June 2010, impose serious limits on the implementation of Iran of arms and military equipment, was thwarted the execution of the contract for the manufacture and delivery of five divisions of anti-aircraft missile systems s-300 PMU-1. In April 2015 the head of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin signed a decree that lifted the Ban on the production and delivery of s-300 systems to Iran.