Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Netanyahu assured Iran will not yet receive S-300's
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed that he had received assurances from the Kremlin that Iran will not get the long anticipated S-300 portable missile defence systems in the near future, according to a report by the Israeli daily Haaretz.
"On this issue Russia is taking into consideration the needs for stability in the region," Netanyahu claimed after his meeting with the Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.
Iran has long stated they require these missiles to defend against Israeli or American missile strikes or aircraft sorties and upon the late delivery (the missiles were ordered in 2007) states future dealings with Moscow may have to be reconsidered if they don't live up to their contract.