YNet News: Moscow and Tehran have concluded negotiations on the delivery of the Russia’s long-range S-300 surface-to-air missile system to Iran, which should take place “within a short period,” said Iranian Deputy Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian, on a visit in Moscow on Monday.
“The negotiations were completed successfully. I believe that the delivery of the S-300 will take place in a relatively short time”, the Iranian deputy minister was quoted as saying by the Russian news agency RIA Novosti.
Opinion: The sophiscated S-300 defensive system is already in Syria as Putin protects his Shia buddies.
The system was developed to defend against incoming aircraft and cruise missiles.
Now why would Iran, who is only building nuclear reactors, thousands of centrifuges, and intercontinental ballistic missiles for peaceful purposes, need such weapons?