Iran says it has begun receiving S-300 missile system

After years of delays, Tehran announces receipt of Russian anti-aircraft equipment, which could impede an Israeli strike

Russia began delivery of the S-300 missile defense system to Iran on Monday, according to the Iranian foreign ministry.

On Monday, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Jaberi Ansari told local media that the delivery of the system had already begun. Continue reading

Britain’s struggles in nuclear race

The Trident report that is about to be unveiled is just the latest twist in what has been a long saga of Britain’s efforts to become and remain a member of the exclusive nuclear weapons club.

For much of the Cold War, the aim of successive British governments was to have a capability that mirrored in quality, if not in size, the arsenals of the superpowers.

The first stumbling block was the shock US decision to halt nuclear co-operation with Britain at the end of World War II. From being partners in the fabled Manhattan Project, Britain was left initially largely to its own (nuclear) devices. Continue reading