Russia and Iran signed a contract to supply anti-aircraft missile systems s-300. This was announced by the head of the state Corporation "rostec" Sergey Chemezov, transfers journalist "Tapes.ru" from Dubai, where the Dubai Airshow 2015.
"The long Saga completed," - said Chemezov. He explained that the contract has been signed and entered into force.
Chemezov said that after shipment 1 party equipment Russia is expecting an official response to the Iranian claim and the resolution of all complaints.
With all this he denied to specify the exact model supplied anti-aircraft systems. Earlier it was reported that Iran would receive both system-P (PG-1 or PG-2) and the line system s-300V (P-VM "Antey-2500").
In early April of 2015, President Vladimir Putin lifted the embargo on the supply to Iran of s-300 systems. Its decision the head of the country argued the important progress in the negotiations on the Iranian nuclear dilemma.
The embargo was imposed in early September 2010 holding then a post of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev in the framework of the decree on the implementation of the resolutions of the UN security Council about the limits of supplies to Iran of offensive weapons. The UN sanctions themselves did not extend to anti-aircraft system (they are defensive), but the Kremlin decided, in the context of the reset policy in relations with the USA.
This situation contributed to the fact that the contract to supply Iran with the 5 divisions of systems s-300PMU-1 (concluded in 2007 in the amount of about 800 million dollars) was stopped at the turn of the shipment of finished products. Tehran supremely sharply responded to Moscow's actions by filing a lawsuit in the international arbitration Tribunal of Geneva with the amount of claims $ 4 billion. From June 2015 Iran and Russia were negotiating about the format of review of this claim due to the lifting of the ban on delivery of s-300.