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Tehran hopes Russia will supply S-300 air defense systems to Iran this year — ambassador

February 10, 2015, 14:38 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The Iranian ambassador hopes he won't have to answer questions about S-300 air defense systems in 2016

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MOSCOW, February 10. /TASS/. Iran hopes that Russia will supply S-300 air defense systems this year, Iranian ambassador Mehdi Sanai told a news conference in Moscow on Tuesday.

"As far as S-300 is concerned, I have been asked this question many times. I do hope that our Russian friends will supply this defensive system to Iran this year to relieve me of the need to answer that question again in 2016," Sanai said.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif earlier said he hopes that a decision on supplies of Russia’s S-300 will me made as soon as possible. Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in late January also commented on possible S-300 supplies to Iran saying the topic is in the focus of bilateral cooperation of Moscow and Tehran.

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