Sun, 21 Dec 2008 14:54:51 GMT
Iran has reportedly confirmed the commencement of the delivery of a powerful anti-aircraft missile defense system from Russia.
Deputy Head of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission in Iran's Majlis (parliament) Ismail Kowsari said Sunday that Tehran has reached an agreement with Moscow on the delivery of the advanced S-300 surface-to-air missile system after years of negotiations.
"The missile system would be used to enhance Iran's defense capabilities and to protect the country's sovereignty," Kowsari told IRNA.
The confirmation came after Haaretz reported on Tuesday that Israel would send the head of political military policy in the Israeli Defense Ministry, Major General Amos Gilad, to press the Kremlin not to supply Iran with S-300 missile defense systems.
The Iranian official responded, however, that Israeli reactions to Te
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