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S-300 Missile Systems From Russia to Iran with Love?
On April 13, 2015 Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree lifting the 2010 ban by then-President Dmitry Medvedev on deliveries of S-300 missile systems to Iran. Subsequently most commentators have assumed that Moscow will begin supplying the advanced weapons systems to Tehran forthwith. However, such an outcome is far from a foregone conclusion as many aspects of the deal remain murky. Unresolved issues include; concluding a contract governing the export, the Kremlin deciding in fact to sell the S-300 missile systems to Iran, and determining wit