web analytics
August 29, 2015 / 14 Elul, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


Russia Heats Up Cold War with Sale of Iran S-300 Missiles (Video)

Iran for years has been trying to get Russia’s advanced S-300 missile system that can down commercial airplanes. Putin, feeling his oats after leading Obama by the nose, is ready to supply the goods.
Russia is ready to complete a long-delayed sale to Iran of the sophisticated S-300 missile system that can intercept ballistic missiles and down airplanes.

Russia is ready to complete a long-delayed sale to Iran of the sophisticated S-300 missile system that can intercept ballistic missiles and down airplanes.

Russian media reported Wednesday that Moscow now is ready to go through a long-promised deal to supply the Iranian regime with advanced S-300 missiles that can shoot down ballistic missiles and commercial airplanes from a distance of up to 120 miles.

It is one of most lethal, if not the most lethal, anti-aircraft system in the world. Iran signed a purchase deal in 2007  for five S-300 missile batteries, but the sale was frozen three years ago when the U.N. Security Council slapped sanctions on Tehran..

Russia got around the embargo in its sale of the S-300 to Syria by claiming the weapons were for defense, and presumably that will be the excuse to sell them to Iran.

Just in case the international sanctions get in the way of the sale, Russia has come up with an alternative that might be just as useful for Iran and which does not fall under the sanctions. It would sell Iran the  Antei-2500, AKA S-300VM, or SA-23 Gladiato, according to the Russian Kommersant Daily.

The Antei-2500 was specifically tailored for the needs of ground forces, which could also be an advantage for Iran, known for its large land force,” the Iranian government-controlled Fars News Agency stated.

Kommersant said Iran has asked it to fulfill its promise to complete the S-300 missile sale, and Russia has thrown in an extra goodie by agreeing to build a second nuclear reactor in Bushehr, just what the United States and Israel don’t need.

The Russian and Chinese appetite for money has driven it to become huge weapons suppliers to Iran and Syria, giving them the lever to counter Western influence. The missile sale to Iran will add approximately $700 million to the Kremlin coffers.

Besides the financial angel, Putin is doing his best to establish Russia as the most powerful influence in the Middle East, at the expense of President Barack Obama. Moscow and Beijing have consistently thrown up barriers to American-led efforts to place sanctions on Iran and Syria.

Iran more than welcomes Moscow in its campaign to rid the world of American influence that goes against fundamentalist Muslim regime policies, such as the deprival of human rights..

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said earlier this week that Russia should complete the 2005 deal and supply Iran with S-300 missiles and “should believe themselves and don’t follow the US so much,”  Fars reported Wednesday.

About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

12 Responses to “Russia Heats Up Cold War with Sale of Iran S-300 Missiles (Video)”

  1. Edward Klug says:

    Start of a multi year war
    Will not end well

  2. Edward Klug says:

    Start of a multi year war
    Will not end well

  3. hmmm. Obama failed to mention this tidbit in his speech last night.

  4. Celisa Seidel says:

    hmmm. Obama failed to mention this tidbit in his speech last night.

  5. This is a perfect time for a huge strike on Iran the minute Syria eliminates its chemwar mat’ls.

  6. This is a perfect time for a huge strike on Iran the minute Syria eliminates its chemwar mat’ls.

  7. Shemayah Shiloh Phillips says:

    This is a perfect time for a huge strike on Iran the minute Syria eliminates its chemwar mat’ls.

  8. benakiva37 says:

    Putin seems to enjoy being a pain in the but to the US and Israel. However the sale of these missiles is much more than a defensive weapon in the hands of the Iranian regime, which has established its goal of destroying the Jewish State. Putin couldn’t care less for Israel’s security needs.If this system can intercept and destroy “ballistic missiles and commercial aircraft” from a distance of 120 miles, it would give Iran the capability of defending against a retaliatory strike by the IDF in the event of a first strike by Iran.

  9. We 'trust' POTUS Obama at our own peril

  10. Lloyd Bergner says:

    For every technological advanced weapons system there is a method to defeat the system..The Israelis, with the help of HaShem, will find the method to defeat the S-300 and destroy the centrifuges that are enriching uranium daily to acheive weapons grade uranium..

  11. Anonymous says:

    Iran now with S-300 missiles, thanks to the traitor James Earl Carter.

  12. nida41 says:

    The NCRI is comprised of 25 committees that act as shadow ministries. The committees are responsible for expert research and planning for future Iran. <a href=”http://www.ncr-iran.org/en”>Iran News</a> – Latest Updates and Breaking News from Iran

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Former Arkansas Governor and current presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee in Jerusalem.
Official PA Media Calls Huckabee ‘Inane Creature’ and ‘Wicked Man’
Latest News Stories
Stranded passengers eat snacks as they wait with their luggage  during strike at Ben Gurion Airport.

The airport workers; committees new excuse to shut down the airport is to hold a solidarity strike with the Israel Broadcasting Authority.

Former Arkansas Governor and current presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee in Jerusalem.

The daily also accuses the US of being the “biggest settlement country” that “enslaves millions of Hispanics.”

Swiss Amb. to Iran Giulo Haas presents his credentials to Iranian Pres. Rouhani

Swiss Ambassador Portrays U.S. and Iran as doves of peace defecating on Netanyahu.

Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton.

He will arrive Sunday and will be “updated on strategic issues,” meaning Iran.

The boundary, enabling Jewish students to carry on Shabbat, will be made of plastic “lechies” on utility poles.

The café opened in 1939 and was closed n 1949.

A growing number of Arabs in Gaza are calling on people to burn down Hamas institutions.

An Oxford University professor’s new book uncovers what most Israelis know – that the Americans are not “Wild West” cowboys.

A report by the entity responsible for ensuring the peaceful development of nuclear energy worldwide and the one upon which the world depends for monitoring Iran’s nuclear activity revealed that over the past few months Iran has been working on and adding to a building at its Parchin site. Parchin is an Iranian military complex located southeast of Tehran. It […]

Israeli artists build an ice wall at the Davidson Center, near the Kotel in Jerusalem. The wall was based on a piece by American artist Allan Kaprow who built something similar in Israel, in 1980, perpendicular to the Temple Mount. Photos by Yonatan Sindel / Flash90.

About 30 protesters from the Jewish Defense League on Wednesday evening stood at a picket line holding Israeli and Canadian flags outside billionaire Bernard (Barry) Sherman’s north Toronto home during his cocktail fundraiser for the Liberal party.

Mughassil, 48, is believed to be the leader of the Iran-supported Hezbollah Al-Hejaz group.

The Donald and the Cruz together against Iran on Sept. 9 at D.C. rally.

Iranian born Tennor Ramtin Ghazavi, a frequent performer at Italy’s La Scala, on Tuesday told San Jose Mercury News that the Islamic revolution that removed the Shah in 1979 “takes a dim view” of most musical forms, including opera.

For a state that goes out of its way to discriminate in favor of one group, Israel receives high grades in treatment of immigrants of all colors and creeds, beating out the UK, the US and Saudi Arabia.

If the administrative orders weren’t undemocratic enough, police raided a conference discussing those orders, arresting a number of the participants.

More Articles from Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
Stranded passengers eat snacks as they wait with their luggage  during strike at Ben Gurion Airport.

The airport workers; committees new excuse to shut down the airport is to hold a solidarity strike with the Israel Broadcasting Authority.

Former Arkansas Governor and current presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee in Jerusalem.

The daily also accuses the US of being the “biggest settlement country” that “enslaves millions of Hispanics.”

He will arrive Sunday and will be “updated on strategic issues,” meaning Iran.

The boundary, enabling Jewish students to carry on Shabbat, will be made of plastic “lechies” on utility poles.

A growing number of Arabs in Gaza are calling on people to burn down Hamas institutions.

An Oxford University professor’s new book uncovers what most Israelis know – that the Americans are not “Wild West” cowboys.

Politicians always remember you when they need you, and no one remembers better than President Barack Obama.

Torah sages surrendered to the High Court’s ruling that a “Deputy Minister” cannot act as Minister.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/russia-heats-up-cold-war-with-threat-to-sell-iran-s-300-missiles/2013/09/11/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: