Sources in the U.S. and Israel have both told us that Russia’s deployment of A-300 air defense missiles to Iran is an effort to negate any air attack from the U.S. and or Israel.
More specifically, Israeli and U.S. military experts said Russia was preparing to “protect Iran’s nuclear facilities.”
By Paul Herbst
Peace and Freedom
Over this last weekend, several sources in Iran and Russia said the missiles were being moved from Russian warehouses to sites within Iran. But then suddenly, Monday, Russia said it was not moving A-300s to Iran.
Israel is worried about Iran’s nuclear development effort, the work of Russia and China to block effective U.N. sanctions against Iran for its nuclear program, and the “unknowns” of a new American President.
Iran’s President Ahmadinejad has said for some time that he was developing nuclear technology. Iran also has a robust long range ballistic missile program. Iran’s missiles can easily reach Isreal, sources said.
Mr. Ahmadinejad has said “Isrel should be wiped from the map,” and just last week said he would not negotiate with a “Zionist regime.” Zionist regime is Ahmadinejad code for Israel.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility.(AFP/File/Atta Kenare)