Russia has struck a deal to provide Iran with short-range, surface-to-air missiles, Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said Monday. He defended the deal, saying that the weapons system was purely defensive.
Russian media reported Friday that Russian and Iranian officials had signed various weapons contracts in November worth a billion dollars that would send up to 30 Tor-M1 missile systems to Iran over the next two years.
"A contract for the delivery of air defense Tor missile systems to Iran has indeed been signed," Ivanov said in comments broadcast by the state channel Rossiya, without giving further details.
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