(THE MIRROR) — Iran is buying an ultra-sophisticated missile system from Russia to protect its nuclear sites.
The S-300’s surface-to-air rockets can hit many targets at once, including in-coming cruise missiles, making any Western or Israeli strike on Iran much more difficult.
News of the multi-billion pound deal with Moscow has caused fury and fear among Western powers as they desperately try to stop the country developing nuclear weapons.
PID COMMENT: Russia also delivered the same missile system to China just a couple of weeks ago–see the related story at http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=122289§ionid=351020404. For more on the S300, see Wikipedia’s entry. According to this article at World Views, titled S-300 MISSILE DELIVERY TRIGGER FOR ISRAELI ATTACK ON IRAN:
As Iran’s quest to obtain the sophisticated Russian-made anti-aircraft missile system S-300 continues to spark controversy, a new “Presidential Task Force” report on Iran by the Washington Institute for Near East Policy warns about the consequences of Iran acquiring the weapon.
The report says the potential transfer of the S-300 systems to Iran “gives rise to the grave risk that Israel could feel compelled to act before the cost of doing so is too high.”
/snip/ “If Tehran obtained the S-300, it would be a game-changer in military thinking for tackling Iran,” says long-time Pentagon advisor Dan Goure.