Russia to pay Iran $800mln for scrapped S-300 deal
Russia outlawed the delivery of the high-precision missiles to Iran last month.
October 7, 2010 1:33 by Reuters
Russia plans to pay Iran about $800 million to compensate for its failure to deliver S-300 missile systems, the head of state-controlled conglomerate Russian Technologies, Sergei Chemezov, said on Thursday.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev outlawed the delivery of the high-precision missiles to Iran last month, saying that sending them would violate sanctions adopted by the U.N. Security Council in June.
(Reporting by Denis Dyomkin; writing by Steve Gutterman; editing by Conor Humphries)