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(Worthy News) - The foreign ministers of Russia and Iran held talks in Moscow on Monday, a meeting that had been expected to focus on the implementation of the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, as well as international efforts to mediate the conflict in Syria.
The nuclear deal — known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action — which lifts sanctions against Iran in exchange for curbs on its nuclear program, has led to a series of diplomatic moves aimed at achieving some sort of breakthrough in Syria.
Russia also sees the nuclear deal as clearing the way for delivery of air defense missiles to Iran and for signing new contracts to build nuclear power plants there. [ Source ]
Iranian official: Tehran to sign deal with Russia for advanced S-300 missile system next week
Iran and Russia will sign a deal that will see Moscow send Tehran the S-300 air-defense missile system by next week, Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan said Tuesday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin had been ready to deliver the S-300 to Iran already in 2010, but had previously agreed to ban the sale under pressure from the US. Israel has also pushed Moscow not to send the S-300 to Iran.
The deal has now been updated and will be finalized soon, the Iranian Students' News Agency quoted Dehghan as saying. [ Source ]