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Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon on Tuesday voiced his country's concern over Russia's recent decision to lift a ban on the sale of S-300 missile-defense systems to Iran.
"Iran continues to arm itself and others in the region and the S-300 missile-defense system is something we are worried about," Yaalon said Tuesday in a statement.
The Israeli minister attributed the Russian move to a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers signed earlier this month in Lausanne, Switzerland.
"The Russian approval [to lift the ban] is a direct result of the Lausanne framework agreement," he said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Monday lifting the ban on the sale of the missile-defense system by Russia to Iran.
The missile systems, said to be among the world's most efficient anti-aircraft systems, are designed to defend against air attack.
Earlier this month, Iran and the P5+1 group of nations (the U.S., China, France, Russia, the U.K. and Germany) unveiled a preliminary framework for talks aimed at curbing Tehran's nuclear program.
They have set themselves a June 30 deadline for reaching a deal.Last Mod: 14 Nisan 2015, 16:54