TEHRAN - The Iranian lawmaker Alaeddin Boroujerdi said Sunday that the country would sue Russia for the S-300 missile deal if Russia fails to deliver the system to Iran, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported.
"We hope Russia abide by its commitments," Boroujerdi was quoted as saying.
Russia has scrapped plans to deliver S-300 air defense missile systems to Iran as they fall under the UN sanctions, Russian Chief of General Staff Nikolai Makarov said Wednesday.
The S-300 is an advanced mobile missile system which can shoot down aircraft and cruise missiles from up to 150 km away.
Iran inked a deal with Russia to purchase the S-300 weaponry systems in 2007, however Russia delayed the missiles' delivery. The United States and Israel have strongly opposed the sale of the missile to Iran.