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Kremlin says Russia lifts its ban on delivery of sophisticated air defense missiles to Iran

  • FILE - In this file photo taken on Tuesday, Aug.  27, 2013 a Russian air defense missile system Antey 2500, or S-300 VM, is on display at the opening of the MAKS Air Show in Zhukovsky outside Moscow. Russia has supplied similar systems to Syria. The Kremlin says Russia has lifted its ban on the delivery of a sophisticated air defense missile system to Iran. Russia signed the $800 million contract to sell Iran the S-300 missile system in 2007, but later suspended their delivery because of strong objections from the United States and Israel. The decree signed Monday, April 13, 2015, by President Vladimir Putin allows for the delivery of the missiles. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)

    FILE - In this file photo taken on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 a Russian air defense missile system Antey 2500, or S-300 VM, is on display at the opening of the MAKS Air Show in Zhukovsky outside Moscow. Russia has supplied similar systems to Syria. The Kremlin says Russia has lifted its ban on the delivery of a sophisticated air defense missile system to Iran. Russia signed the $800 million contract to sell Iran the S-300 missile system in 2007, but later suspended their delivery because of strong objections from the United States and Israel. The decree signed Monday, April 13, 2015, by President Vladimir Putin allows for the delivery of the missiles. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this undated file photo a Russian S-300 anti-aircraft missile system is on display at an undisclosed location in Russia. The Kremlin says Russia has lifted its ban on the delivery of a sophisticated air defense missile system to Iran. Russia signed the $800 million contract to sell Iran the S-300 missile system in 2007, but later suspended their delivery because of strong objections from the United States and Israel. The decree signed Monday, April 13, 2015, by President Vladimir Putin allows for the delivery of the missiles. (AP Photo/File)

    FILE - In this undated file photo a Russian S-300 anti-aircraft missile system is on display at an undisclosed location in Russia. The Kremlin says Russia has lifted its ban on the delivery of a sophisticated air defense missile system to Iran. Russia signed the $800 million contract to sell Iran the S-300 missile system in 2007, but later suspended their delivery because of strong objections from the United States and Israel. The decree signed Monday, April 13, 2015, by President Vladimir Putin allows for the delivery of the missiles. (AP Photo/File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas  in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Monday, April 13, 2015. Mahmud Abbas is on a working visit in Russia. (Sergei Ilnitsky/Pool Photo via AP)

    Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Monday, April 13, 2015. Mahmud Abbas is on a working visit in Russia. (Sergei Ilnitsky/Pool Photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

The Kremlin says Russia has lifted its ban on the delivery of a sophisticated air defense missile system to Iran.

Russia signed the $800 million contract to sell Iran the S-300 missile system in 2007, but later suspended their delivery because of strong objections from the United States and Israel.

The decree signed Monday by President Vladimir Putin allows for the delivery of the missiles.