Iran claims Russia has started delivery of S-300 missile defense system

Ignoring Israeli objections, Moscow announced in August that supply of advanced weaponry was imminent

Tehran announced Monday that Russia had begun delivering its advanced S-300 air defense system to Iran in accordance with an agreement struck between the two countries earlier this year.

A defense ministry press release quoted by Iran’s semi-official Fars News dismissed “recent media reports” skeptical of the military deal, and confirmed the delivery of the S-300 surface-to-air missile system was underway. Continue reading