Tehran will not drop its deal with Moscow on the purchase of the Russian S-300 air defense system, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said, insisting that Russia should comply with the contract terms and deliver the missile shield to Iran.

Speaking in a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Tehran on Wednesday, Zarif responded to a question on the latest developments in the S-300 deal, and said, “We still insist on the implementation of the past agreements.”

“Russian deputy prime minister in a recent visit to Iran held talks with senior Iranian defense officials (on S-300) and these talks will continue …,” Zarif added. […]