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U.S., Israel Slam End of Russian Ban on Missiles to Iran

79 14.04.2015 Инфо

Russia's move to lift a ban on missile sales to Iran drew objections from the U.S. and Israel, who called the move a direct result of nuclear talks. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday lifted a five-year ban on delivery of the S-300 air defense missile system. The White House said Secretary of State John Kerry had raised concerns over the move in a conversation with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf later told reporters that the U.S. has "certainly made our concerns with the sale of the S-300 system to Iran known for some time."