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Iran sues Russia at int’l bodies if it refuses missiles delivery: MP

TEHRAN (ISNA)-Iranian Parliament Member Kazem Jalali reiterated that the country would sue Russia at international bodies if it refuses to hand over S-300 missiles to Iran.

“Prosecution of Russia on S-300 delivery is irrefutable right of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” the Rapporteur of Iran’s Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission told ISNA, adding, “Iran sues Russia at international bodies if it refuses to comply with its commitments.”

“Delivery of S-300 missiles to Iran is specified in a bilateral agreement, so international duties should be fulfilled,” he added.

The Parliament Member expressed hope that Russians return to the path of implementation of their commitments through correction of their approach.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had already said the country would claim compensation for unilateral cancellation of S-300 missile system.

Ahmadinejad had criticized Russia’s unilateral cancellation of a defense agreement with Iran and said, “some countries thought that they can damage Iranian nation through illegal and unilateral cancellation of a defense deal.”

“I proclaim that the contracts should be implemented, otherwise Iranian nation will claim compensation for lack of their implementation,” Ahmadinejad had warned.

“Secondly, if you think that you can make Iranian nation yield to the US through annulment of sale agreement of some missiles, you need to know that our nation does not need your missiles, our nation with the help of its will creates a power which crushes you in your palaces.”

Ahmadinejad then reiterated that Iranian nation never backs down from its position on nuclear issue.

The ban came following order of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to prohibit any military cooperation with Tehran based on what is called the UN Security Council’s resolution No. 1929.

The bilateral contract was signed in 2007.

The S-300 air defense system is an advanced mobile system that can shoot down aircraft and cruise missiles from up to 150 km away.

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