Damascus (Syria): A senior Iranian official
says new UN sanctions would not prevent Russia from delivering
sophisticated air defense missiles to Iran as agreed under a
Iran`s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani says the contract
for delivery of the powerful S-300 air defense missiles to
Iran was concluded before the UN Security Council approved new
sanctions earlier this month and therefore had "nothing to do"
with the resolution.
Speaking to reporters in Damascus today, Larijani said
there were some "fluctuations" in Russia`s position toward
Iran. He said UN sanctions would affect his country "very
little." The new sanctions concern Iran`s nuclear program.
Russia signed a deal to sell the missiles in 2007 but has
delayed their delivery.