Addressing reporters in Moscow, Ivanov -- who is also first deputy prime minister -- denied press reports that a Russian delegation was in Tehran recently to negotiate the sale of S-300 anti-ballistic missile systems.
"[These reports] do not correspond to reality. No military delegation went to Tehran, or to Iran in general. There haven't been such talks," Ivanov said.
Russia's "Kommersant" daily today said a military delegation had withdrawn from talks with Iran about the sale of S-300 systems after Tehran broke international seals on its uranium-enrichment facility at Natanz.
(compiled from agency reports)