President Vladimir Putin on Monday opened the way for Russia's delivery of a sophisticated air defense missile system to Iran, a move that would significantly bolster the Islamic republic's military capability.
Russian air defense missile system Antey or VM, at the opening of the MAKS Air Show in Zhukovsky outside Moscow. The Kremlin says Russia has lifted its ban on the delivery of a sophisticated air defense missile system to Iran.
Russian deal with Iran for rockets. and Putin sides with the Palestinians. not good for Israel on two counts. Russian anti-missile rocket systems move along a central street during a rehearsal for a military parade in Moscow - 2009 file photo
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On February Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan was on an official visit to Moscow. He held talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu as well as Russian presidential aide Vladimir Kozhin and Deputy Premier Dmitry Rogozin.