Russia Will Deliver Advanced S-300 Missiles to Iran if Sanctions Lifted Under Nuclear Deal, Defense Expert Says

S-300 anti-aircraft missiles on Red Square, April 2012. European Pressphoto Agency

Russia is ready to restart a deal to deliver advanced S-300 surface-to-air missiles to Iran if the UN lifts its sanctions on the Islamic Republic, Iran’s semi-official state news agency Fars reported on Friday, citing a leading Russian defense expert.

The new possibility follows the announcement on Thursday of a framework nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers which will include the lifting of sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

“Lifting sanctions on Iran, including the arms embargo, would be an absolutely logical thing to do,” said Igor Korotchenko, who heads the Global Arms Trade Analysis Center think tank in Moscow. “Of key importance to us is the delivery of the upgraded S-300 missiles to Iran… A contract to this effect could be resumed on terms acceptable to both Moscow and Tehran”…

  • I’m such a shit-disturbing little douchebag, aren’t I?

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Keep it up and Obama will start calling you a “peace partner”.
      Just you wait!
      Then where will you be?

      • Frau Katze

        That would be just what Obama would do, too.

    • Raymond Hietapakka
  • cmh

    as we inch closer and closer to no return

  • ismiselemeas

    The religion of peaceniks?

  • Billy Bob Thornton

    Remember that every nation under international law can defend themselves if they are attacked. The same goes with Iran, Russia, China, Venezuela, Cuba, North Korea and every nation on Earth. Russia and Iran signed an agreement that if Iran were to be attacked Russia would back them and defend their nation. The fact is Russia has seen that the West wants one type of rule for their nations and another rule for other nations. Remember the US has invaded 50+ nations since WW2 and there has been nothing done about those incidents. Either you have equal international law for all or a system which favours only one side. People need to demand fairness or a world where the US dictates what the law in their eyes has to be.

    • Billy Bob Thornton

      The fact is the US is not the sole superpower anymore. They would like to think so but China and Russia are definitely I feel equals. I favour a multi-polar world but the US does not want that.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Why the f*ck should we WANT that?
        Why the hell would any sane person want a “multi-polar world” when the other two choices are Russia and China?
        Let’s just bring back the Nazis and the Mongols too because, hey, choice is good!

        I have an idea!
        Let’s radicalize, and militarize all of your first nation tribes because a “unipolar” Canada is just so patriarchal.

        Just imagine how awesome it will be when “Idle No More” starts aggressively defending their airspace with 4th generation stinger missiles, or the Ojibwas suddenly demonstrate that they now have a serious anti-armor capability, right around the same time that the Attawapiskat begin missile tests…

        “Fight the hegemonic Canadian patriarchy that preys upon Gaia!”
        That’s about how much sense you are making.

        • Frau Katze

          Great response!

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            Thank you Katze. It was just the most needlessly chaotic scenario that I could come up with on short notice; I’m glad it worked.

        • Clink9

          Can you please take Billy Bob back? I think he is one of yours!

        • Billy Bob Thornton

          Well Canada is a secondary nation compared to Russia, China and the USA. So ya I agree with you that Australia, Iceland and Western European nations are not in the top tier. As for Nazis and Mongols that is just nonsense. I don’t approve of Hitler or Khan. I am saying this since it is what Putin said the US can never silence Russia. Also, China owns much of the US debt. The US is going to have to understand that sanctions are not going to make Russia become a third world nation. They are going to be in the top tier whether the US likes it or not.

          I don’t want multi-polar factions within Canada. I am saying in the world not within Canada. I favour more parties in Canada that can challenge the oligarchic major parties. I favour real democracy not DINO (democracy in name only).

          • Billy Bob Thornton

            In fact the last 14 years has shown with all these wars the US has launched that there should be other nations to keep the US in check. The US cannot violate international law, international borders, sovereignty of other nations and must agree with equality of the law for there to be real world peace.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            “In fact the last 14 years has shown with all these wars the US has launched that there should be other nations to keep the US in check. The US cannot violate international law, international borders, sovereignty of other nations and must agree with equality of the law for there to be real world peace.”

            Are you a subscriber to RT video? I ask because you talk like an RT news reader.

            So you want a U.S. that is subordinate to the caring and careful hands of Russia and China?
            Because… “Real Democracy”?

            Please let me know if I got anything wrong.

    • Minicapt
  • Patrick Ross

    I don’t know what worries me more: that Obama is aware of this and doesn’t care, or that he’s aware of this and he wants it to happen.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      It’s a coin toss!

    • Xavier

      It’s a feature, not a bug.

    • David Murrell

      I think the he-is-aware-of-this-and-he-wants-it-to-happen is the more likely scenario.

  • Petr

    There will be no deal. Putin is not stupid like Obama.

  • Minicapt