Iran criticises Russia over S-300 missile deal ban

The Iran has criticised Russia for banning all sales of S-300 missile systems to Iran.

Last Updated: Sep 23, 2010, 20:11 PM IST

Tehran: The Iranian defence minister has
criticised Russia for banning all sales of S-300 anti-aircraft
missile systems to Iran.

Today`s comments by Gen Ahmad Vahidi come a day after
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev issued a decree on the ban.
Russia signed a 2007 contract to sell the sophisticated
systems that could boost Iran`s ability to defend against air
strikes.

Israel and the United States have objected to the deal,
and no such missiles have been delivered yet.

Russia has recently has shown increasing frustration with
Iran`s policies and has said United Nations sanctions would
prevent it from delivering the S-300s to Iran.

Vahidi told Iranian state TV that the Russians are
obliged to implement the 2007 contract.

PTI