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Fury as Russia sells its S-300 missile system to Iran – Exclusive
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.
An intelligence source told The Mirror: “In the game of bluff and counter-bluff this is bad news for Israel and the West.
“The new missile system will hugely empower Tehran which already has a fairly inflated view of its military and defence capability.
“This has everyone worried – Israel because it knows the US is currently not up for attacking Tehran and the US because it knows Tehran has the upper hand.”
The S-300, which Iran has been trying to buy since 2005, can hit a target at 100 miles and will be delivered to them within months.
It is a massive blow to Israeli defence chiefs who fear Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, below, is building up a nuclear capability to attack them.
Pentagon chiefs have already written up a detailed plan to strike as many as 100 targets if they have to destroy Tehran’s nuclear installations.
Bunker-buster bombs would hit underground complexes and Hellfire missiles targeted to kill the country’s top scientists.
Mikhail Dmitriyev, head of the Russian Federal Agency for Military Co-operation confirmed delivery of the S-300 is imminent. Russia’s stateowned news agency RIA Novosti said: “Contracts have been signed.”
By Chris Hughes
Source: The Mirror