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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday lifted the ban on the delivery of advanced air defense missile system to Iran, intercontinental.
Putin signed a decree Monday and eliminates the ban delivery Iran S-300 missiles, which was the former President Dmitry Medvedev issued in 2010.
On the other hand, Sergei Ryabkov, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister said that "these barter transactions do not violate existing sanctions imposed on Iran in any way."
According to the press center of the Russian presidency in a statement that the decree lifted the ban on the transport systems [S-300] to Iran through the territory and airspace of Russia and delivered to Iran outside Russia.
For its part, the United States expressed concern Monday about the lifting of Moscow's ban on providing Iran with these advanced missiles for air defense.
The spokeswoman for the US State Department Marie Harff news briefing that its minister John Kerry Contact earlier [Monday] with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, as expressed his concern in Washington this step.
She said the US is responsible, "We do not believe it is building for Russia to move forward in step at this time," while stressing that "providing Iran with systems of missile defense is not considered international sanctions currently imposed on Iran, but the US administration is concerned and has reservations on the move ".
Harff also confirmed that supply Iran with missile systems of the model [S-300] advanced air defense will not adversely affect the talks between Iran and the group [5 +1] over its Alnowi.anthy