Delivery of S-300 air defense systems to Tehran begins: ambassador

News not welcome in Washington; US State Department reiterates concerns

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RT News; 11/23/15 – The delivery of Russian S-300 anti-missile rocket systems to Iran has started, Iran’s ambassador to Moscow said in an interview. Iran is getting one of the latest versions of the air defense complex.

The delivery is underway, ambassador Mehdi Sanaei told Persian-language daily, Etemaad, as cited by Tasnim news agency.

The news was not welcome in Washington, with US State Department spokesman Mark Toner reiterating the US stance on the issue in a briefing on Monday.

We made clear time and again our objections to any sale of the S-300 missile system to Iran,” Toner told reporters.