Russia ends ban on delivery of S-300 missiles to Iran

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Monday lifting a ban on the delivery of S-300 anti-missile rocket systems to Iran, the Kremlin said on Monday.

Russia says it canceled a contract to deliver the advanced missile system to Iran in 2010 under pressure from the West following U.N. sanctions imposed on Iran over its nuclear program, but world powers and Tehran have now reached an interim deal on curbing Iran's nuclear work.

(Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska, editing by Timothy Heritage)