REUTERS - Russia will send the first S-300 air defense missile system to Iran on Thursday, Russia's RIA state news agency reported on Wednesday quoting an unidentified source.
- Iran to upgrade missiles, set to receive Russian S-300 within two months
- Russia set to build nuclear power plants in Iran
- Russia and Iran’s alliance of rivals in Syria
The missile system will be delivered under the terms of an earlier contract.
The news agency also quoted a senior official at Russia's arms export agency as saying that Russia will sign this year a contract with Iran to supply a batch of its Sukhoi Su-30SM multi-role fighter jets to the Islamic Republic.
Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan is visiting Moscow this week. He met the Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, the Kremlin said, giving no further detail.