April 5, 2016 / 8:32 AM / 2 years ago

Russia to start deliveries of S-300 missiles to Iran in coming days: agency

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will begin the first shipment of its S-300 air defense missile systems to Iran in the coming days, Interfax news agency quoted a senior Russian diplomat as saying on Tuesday.

“I don’t know if this will happen today, but they (S-300 missiles) will be loaded (for shipment to Iran),” the agency quoted Zamir Kabulov, a department chief at the Foreign Ministry, as saying.

Reporting by Lidia Kelly; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov

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