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Obama Surprised Russian Ban on S-300 Missiles Sale to Iran ‘Held This Long’

US President Barrack Obama told reports on Friday he was surprised that Russia adhered to a ban on deliveries of S-300 air defense systems to Iran for so long.

Obama says surprised Russia held off so long on arms deal with Iran

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday he was surprised Russia had waited as long as it did to seal a deal to sell missile defense systems to Iran, given the tensions between Russia and the United States.

US says military option on Iran ‘intact’ despite new air defense missiles

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

The delivery of Russian S-300 air defense missiles to Iran will not affect America’s ability to strike at Tehran’s nuclear facilities if necessary, top US military officer said Thursday. “We’ve known about the potential for that system to be sold to Iran for several years...

Iran to Receive Modernized Version of Russian S-300 Missile Defense Systems

Moscow will deliver modernized versions of the S-300 missile defense systems, Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan told RIA Novosti on Friday.

Russian S-300 Missile Sale to Iran May Violate US Sanctions - White House

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said that while Russia’s proposed sale of the advanced S-300 air defense missile system to Iran does not violate UN Security Council resolutions, the United States needs more details to determine if the sale could violate US sanctions against Iran.

Putin says S-300 sale to Iran prompted by progress in nuclear talks

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Iran's drive to find a solution in talks over its disputed nuclear program had spurred his decision to renew a contract to deliver S-300 missile defense systems to Tehran.

US Discusses Increased Missile Defense on Korean Peninsula

US Pacific Command Commander Samuel Locklear said the United States, Japan and South Korea are working together to increase missile defense on the Korean Peninsula.

Putin defends sale of missiles to Iran, says will serve as a deterrent in Yemen

President Vladimir Putin sternly urged the West to respect Russia’s interests in global affairs and defended his move to sanction the delivery of a long-range air defense missile system to Iran during a marathon TV call-in show with the nation Thursday. Putin scathingly criticized Washington for refusing to see Moscow as an equal partner and […]

Iran Expects Deliveries of Russian S-300 Missiles by Year End

Tehran is expecting to finalize an agreement on deliveries of Russian S-300 air defense systems within a month to ensure the implementation of the 2010 contract by the end of 2015, Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan said Thurs...

Iran says in talks with Russia over dates for S-300 missiles delivery: TASS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Tehran and Moscow have agreed on the delivery of S-300 missile systems to Iran, but exact dates are still under discussion, the Iranian defense minister was reported by TASS news agency as saying on Thursday.

Issue of Delivering S-300 Missile Defense System to Iran Solved - Tehran

Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan hopes the Russia-Iran contract will take on an operational aspect.

US Missile System Threat to Strategic Stability - Russian Defense Minister

The NATO military buildup close to Russia's borders is evidence of its anti-Russian intentions, according to the minister.

Would Iran’s new Russian missile system make airstrikes impossible?

Israeli responses to the news that Russia would lift a voluntary ban on the sale of weapons to Iran and provide state-of-the-art air defense systems to the Islamic Republic have ranged from concern to seeming panic.

Putin’s Offensive Defensive Missiles

2 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

Israel isn’t the only country that will be threatened if S-300 missile systems arrive in Iran. The Saudis and Turks had better be worried as well.

Europe Will Be Very Angry When It Learns Greece Is About To Buy Russian Anti-Aircraft Missiles

Just days after Russia lifted sanctions on providing anti-aircraft missiles to Iran, Reuters reports that The Greeks are in talks with Russia to purchase missiles for the S-300 defense system. Greece, a NATO member, has been in possession...Show More Summary

Partially Autonomous Missile Defense Systems Need Threats Assessment - NGOs

Speakers at this week's UN conference on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems claim that states that deploy defense systems with a high degree of autonomy should undertake accurate assessment of possible dangers and ensure meaningful human control.

Greece in talks with Russia to buy missiles for S-300 systems: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Greece is negotiating with Russia for the purchase of missiles for its S-300 anti-missile systems and for their maintenance, Russia's RIA news agency quoted Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos as saying on Wednesday.

First Version of F-35s Won't Outdo A-10 in Battlefield Capabilities

Pilots of the first F-35 joint strike fighters scheduled to begin flying this summer will not be able to use night vision technology or carry more than four bombs and missiles, Defense Department officials testified in the House.

Tehran to Get Russian S-300 Air Defense Systems in 2015 – Iranian Minister

Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan said that Russia will supply S-300 surface-to-air missile systems to Iran this year.

US Troubled By Possible Russian Missile Sales to Iran

Russia’s decision to lift a self-imposed ban on supplying an advanced air defense system to Iran is reverberating in Washington, where officials worry the move could lead to a series of complications, some of which could further destabilize the Middle […]

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