Arctic Sea: AA arms moves and countermoves

TEHRAN (ISNA)-Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said April 6 that the country expects Russia not to bow to other countries’ political pressures and deliver S-300 missile system to Iran.

Speaking in his weekly press conference, as to Iran-Russia missile system deal, he said, “we expect Russian officials not to be influenced by political pressures of other countries, the missile system is used for defense and deterrent purposes and we hope the issue will be resolved under agreements signed between the two countries.”

Recent efforts by the US towards European missile defence adds a naval component and could involve not only Poland and the Czech Republic but also Romania and Bulgaria. The planned deployment of US interceptor missiles in the Black Sea region has triggered fierce criticism from Moscow.
Russia has delivered 15 batteries of S-300 surface-to-air missile systems to China. China Air Force has established five S300 series of ground-to-air missiles targeted at Taiwan Strait. The S300PMU2, the latest of the series, is equipped with searching radar and analysis functions, The deployment of S300PMU2 missiles is made with an eye to confront US presence in South Sea affairs,

The Arctic Sea, thought by some to have been secretly carrying arms destined for Iran, such as the S 300 AA missiles, is currently bound for Bejaia, Algeria and expects to arrive there: 2010-04-09 12:00

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