Putin greenlights delivery of missiles to Iran

President Vladimir Putin on Monday opened the way for Russia’s delivery of a sophisticated air defense missile system to Iran, a move that would significantly bolster the Islamic republic’s military capability.

Russia signed the $800 million contract to sell Iran the S-300 missile system in 2007, but suspended their delivery three years later because of strong objections from the United States and Israel. Putin on Monday lifted that ban.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry over the phone Monday to discuss Iran-related issues, the situation in Syria, Yemen and other issues, the Foreign Ministry said.

Putin greenlights delivery of missiles to Iran – CBS News.