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Putin authorizes delivery of S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Iran

  • Russia’s president Vladimir Putin has given the green signal to the delivery of the S-300 missile system to Iran, a move that has worried the US. Washington has warned that this could complicate efforts to lift sanctions on Iran. 

    The contract for the anti-aircraft missile system had been put on hold for the past five years after American and Israeli objections, though Russia says its decision to freeze the delivery was a result of the UN sanctions on Iran.

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