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Iran sues Russia over refusal to supply S-300 missiles - ambassador

MOSCOW. Aug 24 (Interfax) - Iran has filed a lawsuit against Russia with the International Court over its refusal to supply S-300 surface-to-air missiles.

"Legally, we believe that the shipment of S-300s is not covered by the United Nations Security Council resolution. We have sent our lawsuit so that the court ruling helps Russia carry out such supplies, so that Russia has a legal trump," Iran's Ambassador Mahmoud Reza Sajadi told a press conference in Moscow.

It was reported that in June 2010 the UNSC adopted the fourth resolution imposing sanctions on Iran. For the first time, the new resolution, No. 1929, imposed restrictions on the supply of conventional arms to Tehran, including missiles and missile systems, tanks, attack helicopters, combat aircraft and ships.

The new resolution bans countries from selling or otherwise supplying six types of heavy weaponry: tanks, armored fighting vehicles, large caliber artillery systems, combat aircraft, attack helicopters, ships, missiles and missile systems, the U.S. Mission to the UN said in a memo. It has also banned the provision of technical and financial assistance on such types of weapons, including parts supplies. Under the new resolution, the States must remain vigilant and refrain from supplying any other types of weapons and accessories to Iran, the memo said.

In September 2010, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree, "On the measures to implement the United Nations Security Council Resolution No. 1929 dated June 9, 2010." In particular, the decree bans "any supply under the Russian flag from or via Russia or from any territory outside Russia by sea or by air to Iran of any combat tanks, armored fighting vehicles, large caliber artillery systems, combat aircraft, attack helicopters, warships, missiles or missile systems as defined for the purposes of the UN Register of Conventional Arms, S-300 surface-to-air missile systems, or any material related with the aforesaid, including spare parts."

On August 20, Rosoboronexport chief Anatoly Isaikin said that once the arms sanctions against Iran are lifted, the sale of S-300 SAM systems to Tehran can resume.

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