Russia's "Vedomosti" newspaper reported yesterday that Russia has signed a contract to sell more than $1 billion worth of tactical surface-to-air missiles and other defense hardware to Iran in one of its biggest deals.
The Foreign Ministry on its website confirmed the deal today but added it did not violate any international laws. The statement did not comment on any specifics of the deal.
The U.S. State Department said yesterday that the United States is "evaluating" the reports on the sale.
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