Apr 27, 2015, 8:09 PM
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Russian S-300 delivery nothing to do with nuclear talks - EU

Brussels, April 27, IRNA -- Catherine Ray, representative of the EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, said Monday that Russian S-300 delivery to Iran has nothing to do with the nuclear talks.

'We took note of the Russian decision to ship some air defense systems to Iran. This is not a new issue, we expressed our concern regarding this decision, which was already announced a few weeks ago, if I am not mistaken. The negotiations are still ongoing and we do not believe that will affect the ongoing negotiations; political directors will meet again this week in New York to try to achieve the final deal as it has been agreed by everyone by the end of June,' Ray said, quoted by Sputnik.

Ray said that the political directors of the P5+1, which includes five permanent UN Security Council members and Germany, would meet this week in New York to work on the final deal planned to be signed by the end of June 2015.

Two weeks after Tehran and the P5+1 worked out a framework agreement ensuring the peaceful nature of the Iranian nuclear program, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree lifting the ban on the sale of S-300 to Iran.