Thursday, January 25, 2007

Iran Receives Russian Missiles

Via AP:
TEHRAN, Iran - Iranian officials said Wednesday that they have taken delivery of advanced Russian air defense missile systems — weapons intended, according to one Russian news agency, to defend Tehran’s major nuclear facilities.

Announcement of the delivery of the Tor-M1 mobile missile launchers came as Iran launched three days of military maneuvers, its first since the U.N. Security Council approved sanctions against Iran on Dec. 23.

“We have had constructive defense transactions with Russia and we purchased Tor-M1 missiles that were recently delivered to us,” the official Web site of Iranian state television quoted Minister of Defense Mostafa Mohammad Najjar as saying.

See also: Iran Conducts Missile War Games
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