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USA: "S-300 anti-air missile supplies to Iran don't violate UN sanctions"- US State Dept00:52

USA: "S-300 anti-air missile supplies to Iran don't violate UN sanctions"- US State Dept

United States, Washington D.C
April 14, 2015 at 05:55 GMT +00:00 · Published

The US has raised concerns about Russia lifting the ban on the delivery of S-300 air defence missile systems to Iran during a telephone call between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry, spokesperson of the US State Department Marie Harf confirmed in Washington on Monday.

When asked about whether the supplies would violate UN imposed sanctions on Iran, Harf denied but noted that the US is not worried about the unity in the P5+1 negotiations on Iran's nuclear programme.

The $800 million (€755 million) contracts for the supply of S-300 anti-air missile systems were cancelled by Russia in 2010, when the UN introduced sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programme. On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced deliveries could be begin, as Tehran reached an agreement with the world powers China, France, Russia, the UK plus Germany to stem its nuclear activities in exchange to the relief of sanctions signed in Lausanne on April 2.

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The US has raised concerns about Russia lifting the ban on the delivery of S-300 air defence missile systems to Iran during a telephone call between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry, spokesperson of the US State Department Marie Harf confirmed in Washington on Monday.

When asked about whether the supplies would violate UN imposed sanctions on Iran, Harf denied but noted that the US is not worried about the unity in the P5+1 negotiations on Iran's nuclear programme.

The $800 million (€755 million) contracts for the supply of S-300 anti-air missile systems were cancelled by Russia in 2010, when the UN introduced sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programme. On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced deliveries could be begin, as Tehran reached an agreement with the world powers China, France, Russia, the UK plus Germany to stem its nuclear activities in exchange to the relief of sanctions signed in Lausanne on April 2.

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