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Putin: Iran's 'Flexibility' Behind Decision to Lift S-300 Ban

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Iran's willingness to try to reach a settlement over its nuclear program was behind his decision to clear the way for the possible sale of an S-300 air defense system to Tehran. Putin spoke Thursday in an annual live question-and-answer session on Russian television, taking questions from members of the Russian public. Moscow signed a contract worth $800 million back in 2007 to supply Tehran with five S-300 batteries.  But Russia froze the...

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