Russia to Freeze Iran Missile Deal

Russia will freeze a contract to sell S-300 missile systems to Iran after the United Nations Security Council imposed a fourth round of sanctions on the Islamic Republic, Interfax news agency reported.

"Naturally, the contract to deliver S-300 missile systems will be frozen," Interfax cited an unidentified source in Russia's arms industry as saying.

Russian officials had said the sanctions would not prevent the sale of the S-300, which can shoot down several aircraft or missiles simultaneously. The United States and Israel have repeatedly urged Russia not to sell the missiles to Iran.

Source: Reuters