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Russia’s deal to supply Iran with advanced S-300 surface-to-air missile systems is “back in force,” according to Rostec. The French news agency AfP reported the news on Monday, citing a statement from the state-run industrial corporation Rostec, which stands for Russian Technologies State Corporation:

Thanks in part to the Iran nuclear deal, Russia now plans to deliver as many as four S-300 missile systems to the country, according to a news report. Here’s what Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said about the long-delayed plan to send three or four of the advanced surface-to-air missile systems to the Islamic […]

The shipment of Russian-made missile systems to Syria would give the regime of Bashar al-Assad a more potent weapon against a Western-led military intervention, including enforcement of a no-fly zone, analysts say. The S-300 is one of Russia’s most sophisticated air-defense systems. Like the U.S.-made Patriot battery, it uses truck-mounted missiles and radar to strike […]