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Iran Official Warns Russia Of Legal Action Over S-300

TEHRAN (Reuters) -- Iran can take legal action if Russia refuses to fulfill its commitments to deliver an advanced missile-defense system to the Islamic republic, a senior military official was quoted as saying today.

Iranian officials have voiced growing frustration at Russia's failure so far to supply the advanced S-300 missile-defense system, which Israel and the United States do not want Tehran to have.

"The Russians, surely under the pressure of the Zionist lobby and America, refuse to fulfil their commitments," IRNA news agency quoted Brigadier General Mohammad Hassan Mansourian as saying.

"And because this is an official agreement it can be pursued through international legal bodies," said Mansourian, who is deputy head of Iran's air defenses.