Report: Russia Freezes S-300 Anti-Aircraft Missile Transfer to Iran

(Ynet News) Avi Nachmani - Russia has decided to freeze shipment of its S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Iran, the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida reported on Saturday. The paper said Russian President Putin ordered to suspend delivery of the advanced defense system because Iran failed to lived up to its promise not to deliver advanced weaponry to Hizbullah. Putin received information from Israel proving that the Iranians had transferred the advanced, Russian-made, SA-22 surface-to-air missile system to Hizbullah more than once. In addition, Russian pilots flying missions over Syria and Lebanon have frequently reported that their radar systems detected advanced surface-to-air missile systems in Hizbullah-controlled regions on the Lebanese-Syrian border.

2016-03-07 00:00:00

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