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Putin lifts Russia's ban on delivery of S-300 missile system to Iran
Putin lifts Russia's ban on delivery of S-300 missile system to Iran

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday cleared the way for delivery of sophisticated air defense systems to Iran with a decree that U.S. officials warned could disrupt the emerging deal to prevent Tehran from developing nuclear weapons. Kremlin officials cited the April 2 framework agreement between Iran and six world powers that is expected to prevent Tehran from developing nuclear weapons as grounds for proceeding with delivery of the S-300 missile systems, which could give Russia a jump on others in resuming trade with the long-isolated Islamic Republic. The announcement drew immediate criticism from the U.S., where State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said recent...

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