Russia offers Iran new missiles despite sanctions

 Russia has offered Iran advanced surface-to-air missiles after scrapping a similar deal in 2010 because of UN sanctions over Tehran`s nuclear programme, the state defence company said Monday.

AFP| Updated: Feb 23, 2015, 16:44 PM IST

Moscow: Russia has offered Iran advanced surface-to-air missiles after scrapping a similar deal in 2010 because of UN sanctions over Tehran`s nuclear programme, the state defence company said Monday.

Any such a deal is likely to go down badly in Washington as Western countries seek to keep up the pressure on Iran to agree a comprehensive deal on its nuclear activities.