Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday, after the arrival to Moscow of the Iranian defense Minister Hossein Deghan that it is too early to talk about delivery to Iran antiaircraft missile systems (WRU) s-300. “In General, various issues related to military-technical cooperation were discussed, touched,” said Sands journalists, the correspondent .
On the issue of availability of delivery dates Peskov replied in the negative. “No, these terms don’t have. There are problems with payment. The deal is not paid properly. About the precise time while to speak prematurely” — said Peskov.
A new contract for the delivery to Iran of complexes With-300 was signed in early November 2015. He suggests that Tehran will receive four division of the new s-300ПМУ2 “Favorite” for about $1 billion Then the source in the Russian delegation told TASS that the contractor is the concern “Almaz-Antey” — capable manufacturing and supply of air defense missile system to Iran 18 months after signing the contract.
Once the company filed in the Geneva arbitration court the claim to Russia on $4 billion for damages due to failure of a previous transaction in 2007 to deliver the Russian s-300 to Iran. In 2010, the UN security Council has imposed against Iran, the arms embargo, and the then President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev has imposed on the transaction veto. In April 2015 the veto abolished by President Vladimir Putin.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said in the autumn of 2015 that Tehran will withdraw the claim after Moscow put him first divisions of s-300 on a new contract. In early January, Rogozin said that Russia has received from Iran a guarantee on revocation of claim to Russia.
On 16 February, visited Russia, the Iranian defense Minister Hossein Dehghan. Previously, he said that Iran planned to purchase from Russia su-30, but did not specify the timing of the signing of the contract and number of aircraft, which plans to acquire Tehran. Later a high-ranking representative of the Russian Federal service for military-technical cooperation (FSMTC) reported “RIA Novosti” that the contract can be signed for 2016.