Russia will deliver S-300 surface-to-air missile systems to Kazakhstan in 2014, Russian Defense Minister Gen. Sergei Shoigu said after talks with his Kazakh counterpart Adilbek Dzhaksybekov.
Iran is not interested in supplies of the Antey-2500 air defense systems instead of the S-300 missile weapon systems that were not received from Russia, said Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.
Tehran is considering a replacement for the Russian S-300 missile defence system, a senior Iranian lawmaker told Fars news agency Monday.
Belarus expects four S-300 air defense missile systems to be shipped from Russia, Maj. Gen. Igor Golub, a deputy commander of the Belarusian Air Force and Air Defense Forces, told journalists on Saturday.
The Iranian foreign minister has urged Russia to deliver on the deal to provide the Islamic republic with a batch of S-300 missile systems.
Iran has not yet had substantive talks on the S-300 air defense systems with Russia, says Iranian Ambassador to Russia Seyed Mahmoud-Reza Sajjadi.
Russia wants to remove the issue of breaching a contract on S-300 surface-to-air missile systems’ delivery to Iran from the agenda, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Thursday.
Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov has refuted media reports that President Vladimir Putin gave instructions to work out the issue of delivering modified S-300 missile systems to Iran.
President Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov has confirmed that the Russian leader is going to discuss military and technological cooperation with Iran’s newly-elected President Hassan Rouhani at the upcoming meeting on September 13.
No agreements exist on the delivery of Russian Antey-2500 surface-to-air missile systems in replacement of the S-300 missile systems, said Anatoly Isaikin, general director of the Russian state arms trader Rosoboronexport.
During his visit to Tehran, Russian President Vladimir Putin will discuss with the Iranian side the possibility of supplying S-300BM Antey-2500 missile defense complexes, the Kommersant newspaper has published. According to various sources, the visit will take place on August 12-13 or 16, however, officially it has not been confirmed.
Russian weapons will never fall into the hands of terrorists or any untrustworthy buyers, Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) Alexander Fomin said.
Further development of the Aerospace Defense Troops is a priority, said Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia, General Valery Gerasimov.
The delivery of S-300 defensive missile batteries to Syria would protect the country from the types of attacks carried out by Israel and the U.S. but the West views such self-defense measures as an act of war and says that the ability of countries not friendly to the U.S. and its allies to defend themselves, in particular Syria, would upset the “balance of power”. Regular Voice of Russia contributor spoke about this, Manning and more in his latest interview with the Voice of Russia.
Russia has not yet delivered any S-300 surface-to-air missiles to Syria, a foreign ministry spokesman said Monday.
Israel concerned about prospects of S300 missiles supplies to Syria: ‘They may fall into the wrong hands’ – Israel’s deputy FM
Iran’s Ambassador to Moscow Mahmoud Reza Sajjadi today said the Islamic Republic hoped to put an end to its row with Russia over the scrapped agreement on S-300 missile deliveries through a dialogue alone.
The past three days have seen a flurry of reports concerning the crisis in Syria. On the military front, government forces aided by the Lebanese guerilla group Hezbollah retook the strategic town of Al-Qusair and drove the rebels from the Al-Quneitra crossing point into Israeli-occupied territory on the Golan Heights.
Moscow expects understanding from Israel on the supply of Russian anti-aircraft S-300 missile systems to Syria, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov.
There can be little doubt that the lifting of the arms embargo to the armed insurgents and terrorist groups operating in Syria is one of the most egregiously callous, self-serving, reckless and irresponsible moves made by the international community since the beginning of the internal conflict in the country.