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Russia contract-bound to deliver S-300

An Iranian parliamentary spokesman says Russia should deliver the S-300 missile system to Iran under an agreement already signed by both sides.

“Russia must rethink its behavior and deliver the S-300 missile defense system to Iran according to contract,” spokesman for the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Kazem Jalali was quoted as saying on Sunday.

“The [Iranian] government must follow up on the delivery of this missile defense system from Russia,” the lawmaker told IRNA.

Jalali said Iranian authorities have repeatedly notified Russia that the Iranian nation mistrusts the Russians, and this mistrust is the result of certain actions such as Moscow’s “refusal to deliver the S-300 missile defense system.”

He dismissed reports that Iran is seeking China’s help to gain access to the S-300 missile defense system as ‘media hype.’

“Iran is [only] following up on the implementation of an agreement. The country is not in dire need of the S-300 missile defense system and does not need the Russian side,” Jalali concluded.

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