A contract to supply air defense system Antey-2500" between Russia and Iran will be signed immediately after Tehran will withdraw the lawsuit for $ 4 million, filed in the arbitration Tribunal of Geneva.
Iran is ready to become the third state, in addition to Venezuela and Egypt, which are armed with this complex.
Moscow and Tehran are negotiating the withdrawal of the suit at $ 4 billion, which was filed in the arbitral Tribunal of Geneva is the result of a refusal by Russia to supply Iran with 5 divisions of the air defense system s-300. A contract to supply a more progressive system "Antey-2500" will be signed immediately after settling all the legal issues.
The Iranian side had hoped to obtain domestic complexes and only then to withdraw the case, but for Moscow, this situation was unacceptable. "The termination of proceedings will be a touchstone to the implementation of the transaction, it is fundamentally" - quoted by "Kommersant" adept of the presidential administration. Now the parties are close to a final decision of the question thanks to a new proposal on the supply of "Anthea".
Initially it was about s-300PMU-1, but they were already removed from the production of the concern "Almaz-Antey". With all this "Antey-2500", which is considered to be an upgraded export version of army systems s-300V, continues to be issued. Tehran wants to receive air defense system in a very short time, and this is only possible with mass production, and that led to the choice.
As noted by the adherents of the military-technical sphere, Russia could potentially come up with a proposal on the supply of s-400 "Triumph", but it would create 2 intractable. In 1-x, seriously would increase the price of the contract - 4 divisions of this system cost in China us $ 1.9 billion. In-2, output of "Almaz-Antey" is actually fully loaded with orders of the Ministry of defence. By 2020, the Agency must obtain the 56 army systems s-400. "To transfer these systems to several States difficult," approved by the General Director of "Rosoboronexport" Anatoly Isaykin.
When solving an appropriate agreement Iran will 3 the owner of the property. 2 division of "Antey-2500" were transferred to Venezuela, another 2 should be handed over to Egypt. As expected, the transaction may trigger a negative reaction in the United States, and criticism of Israel in Russia do not wait.
Remember, the contract price of over $ 800 million for the supply of 5 divisions of the system s-300PMU-1, Moscow and Tehran signed in 2007. In 2010, after the UN security Council did not allow the implementation and transfer of heavy weapons to Iran, Dmitry Medvedev, who then occupied the position of President of the Russian Federation adopted the decision on cancellation of the contract, while under punishment UN Russian air defense systems and were not included.
Tehran has returned the advance payment in the amount of 167 million, while anti-aircraft missile systems bound for Iran, was disposed of. In response, the power sent a complaint to the "Rosoboronexport", which in the contract represented the national side at $ 4 billion.
On April 13, 2015 Russian President Vladimir Putin quashed the decree of Dmitry Medvedev, giving the green light to the supply of Russian s-300 systems. However, it was decided to agree about deliveries of the upgraded system "Antey-2500", which initially did not fall under the restrictive measures of Russia.
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