Skip to comments.Iran threatens Russia with legal action(over failure to deliver S-300 SAM)
Posted on 11/24/2009 8:32:52 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
Iran threatens Russia with legal action
Tue, 24 Nov 2009 15:13:33 GMT
The S-300 surface-to-air missile system.
A top Iranian military official says Tehran may respond to Moscow's failure to fulfill the S-300 delivery contract through legal action.
"The Russians have failed to meet their commitment due to pressure form the Zionist Lobby and the Americans," Brigadier General Mohammad Hassan Mansourian said on Tuesday.
"And as this agreement is an official one, it can be pursued through international legal bodies " Mansourian told reporters at the site of the Iran's five day large-scale defense drills.
Iran on Sunday launched a five-day drill that will cover an area a third of the size of Iran and spread across the central, western and southern parts of the country. Tehran says the drill is aimed at strengthening the country's aerial defense against potential attacks on its nuclear facilities.
In 2007 Tehran and Moscow signed an $800 million contract, which required Russia to deliver five S-300 systems to the Islamic Republic. Israel vociferously opposed the deal and has ever since been lobbying Russia not to deliver the sophisticated missile defense system.
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Something is not right here, is it?
Iran is worried about an Israeli attack, be assured.
Will take another 10 years. In the mean time, they need one. Fast.
Ahmanutjob, as with most Iranian Mullahs, speak with fork-tongue.
Be assured, if Iran’s nuke program is to be attacked, it will only come from Israel being Barry does not have the balls to go in with Israel to do what should rightly be done.
The problem for Israel is that they have to plan for retaliation, not just from Iran, but from Iran’s proxies...Hamas and Hezbollah.
Just food for thought on this, in doing some research for an academic graduate paper asking “Will Israel preempt Iran,” I found this:
Given that Israel, in essence, can be considered a 1 or 2 nuke state (i.e.: can be allegedly taken out with 1 or 2 nukes), Israel must consider the reprecussions/consequences of preemptive striking Iran.
So do we, its does not matter if we attack or Israel does they are positioned to strike us back and have a large presence in Canada and the US.
We are not directly encountering HAMAS and Hezbollah on a near daily basis as Israel nor are we surrounded by Muslims who seemingly seek our complete and utter destruction. The threat of retaliation is more of a realization to Israel than it is to us, period.
“If they do not deliver S-300 defensive system to us, we have replacements and we can supply our operational requirements through innovative techniques and different designs,” Deputy Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base for Coordination General Hassan Mansourian told reporters on the sidelines of countrywide military drills, codenamed ‘’Modafean-e Aseman-e-Velayat 2’.“In times of crisis, we endeavor to supply all the needed materials from inside the country by initiating wide-range steps and continued research,” Mansourian added.
Elsewhere, he pointed out that different types of weapons and equipments, including radars, missiles and anti cruise systems will be tested during the exercises.
Oil rallied not on Iranian war games but on the effect that gold had on the dollar. The stock market rallied in part because of strong gold stocks and oil stocks that were led higher by you guessed it - gold. The move in this amazingly strong metal overshadowed everything
I dont disagree I was just saying that we should expect to be hit as well regardless of who leads the attack if there is one.
Earlier IRGC commander Mohammad Ali Jafari stated that the IRGC is preparing infrastructures for confronting military, hard and soft threats, adding that the IRGC had entrusted the duty for confrontation against soft threats to the Basij (volunteer) forces.
Earlier in March, Commander Jafari said that fighting enemies’ soft threats is the most important task of the Basij (volunteer) forces.
“Today, the most important and main mission of Basij is confronting the soft threats and cultural invasion which is stealthily targeting the (Iranian) youth,” Jafari said.
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