20-05-2022 07:52 PM Jerusalem Timing

Iran Received Full Package of S-300: DM

Iran Received Full Package of S-300: DM

Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan said Iran has received the full package of S-300 defensive missile systems from Russia.

Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan said Iran has received the full package of S-300 defensive missile systems from Russia.

The minister made the remarks in Tehran on Saturday while talking to reporters on the eve of Defense Industry Day.

He said parts of the package have already been delivered to Iran with the rest being in the stage of loading and transporting to the country, IRNA news agency reported.

Iranian Defense Minister Hossein DehqanHe went on to elaborate on the history of the deal with Russia over the S-300 missiles and said the one Iran had signed with Russia was unilaterally frozen by Moscow in 2010 under the excuse of the United Nations resolutions.

Iran compiled a lawsuit on the issue with international legal bodies, he added.

After President Hassan Rouhani took office, the minister added, the issue was discussed in the highest political level between the two countries.

It was also considered during talks between the presidents of the two countries, the minister stated.

Dehqan also said that during his first trip to Moscow as the Iranian defense minister he raised the issue with his Russian counterpart and finally got the approval of the Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on implementation of the agreement.