Russia sends S-300 to Iran
Somnthing truly interesting considering the moment:
Russia may proceed with plans to sell advanced S-300 air defense systems to Iran under a secret contract believed to have been signed in 2005, a Russian analyst said on Monday. (Russian mobile surface-to-air missile systems – Image gallery)
Commenting on an article in the Sunday Telegraph newspaper saying Russia is using the plans as a bargaining chip in its standoff with America, Ruslan Pukhov, director of Moscow-based Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies, said: “In the current situation, when the U.S. and the West in general are stubbornly gearing toward a confrontation with Russia after the events in South Ossetia, the implementation of a lucrative contract on the deliveries of S-300 [air defense systems] to Iran looks like a logical step.”
It is truly interesting because three years ago, the situation was not so worrying. Russia can be a giant with mud around its boots, but its still a giant. And now it has imperialistic consideration, something that it’s not surprising to me at all: we have seen Russia’s evolution since Putin came to power…
It is also truly interesting because three years ago there were no plans yet of the missile defence in Poland and Czech Republic but there were already problems with Ahmadinejad. As you can see here, the first news about the US defence system’s installation in Europe were made public on February 2007. I say this because it’s the reason Russia has given to nearly all its diplomatic problems lately. Even with Georgia.