Iran had a deal with Russia to buy approximately $800 million worth of S-300 ground-to-air missiles. The deal has subsequently been canx’d, attributed to the Iranian sanctions. What’s Iran to do? Lawfare!
Iran’s ambassador to Moscow, Mahmoud Reza Sajjadi, announced on Aug. 24 that Tehran had lodged a complaint against Russia with an international court of arbitration, Russian news agencies reported.
Russia’s state news agency RIA Novosti, quoting Sajjadi, said Iran had filed the complaint nearly half a year ago.
So why’s the issue being brought to light just now? Perhaps it’s some sort of disinformation campaign to move the focus off the Russian agreement to deal Iran yet more nuclear capability.
Or perhaps the S-300 wasn’t all it was cracked up to be? That is, the Russians didn’t want to sell something which had great foreign military sales potential only to have it defeated/bypassed by Israel in real-world conflict?