Russia Delays Arms Delivery to Iran

(GLOBALSECURITY.ORG) — Russia is delaying delivery of its S-300 air-defense system to Iran and is also calling for Tehran to adhere to International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) guidelines for enrichment of nuclear fuel. The moves follow Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s two-day visit to Moscow.

The Interfax News Agency quotes the deputy director of Russia’s Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation, Alexander Fomin, as saying delivery of the S-300 air defense system to Iran has been delayed by technical problems.

Israel and the United States have opposed the sale of the system, which Iran could use to defend a possible attack against its nuclear facilities.

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