Anti-aircraft missile systems (AAMS) C-300, which Iran intends to obtain from Russia Before the end of the year, will not incur the danger to Israel's Security, said the head of the state Duma on international Affairs Alexei Pushkov in Paris at a Symposium at the Association " French-Russian dialogue ".
"This anti-aircraft missiles that do not have the ability to be used for offensive purposes. The system is designed only for protection against attack From the air " - quoted expression Pushkov news Agency. The appearance in the Arsenal of Iran s-300 will not create threats to the security of Israel, located at a considerable distance from its borders, said Pushkov.
"What is threatened Is the possibility of an air strike on Iran - can agree With that," he continued.- However, there are certain Israeli politicians, including the Prime Minister, who claim That limiting the capabilities of the Israeli air attack - That's a Danger to Israel's Security. To agree with this I am not able to. As recalled by the Deputy, the Russian refusal to supply s-300 to Iran in 2010 was only a "political solution" that in the Russian capital took, heeding the arguments of the Israeli and American partners, " not to add fuel to the fire amid talk of possible military action to solve the Iranian nuclear issue." At the same time we lost the contract for 800 million dollars, was supposed to be dismantled are ready for delivery, received from Iran arbitration 4 billion dollars, " he listed. As a result, continued Pushkov, from Western Russia "in token of "thanks" received the coup in Ukraine, an exception to the " eight ", as well as the scandal at the conference in severoelanska Lough erne, when Vladimir Putin was exerted unprecedented pressure on the issue of the outbreak of hostilities in the Syrian Arab Republic ". Thus Alexey Pushkov noticed That the current decision to supply Iran with s-300 is not contrary to the UN sanctions against Tehran, As they do not contain a ban on the production and delivery of defensive weapons. In addition, in the near future these penalties UN are able to be withdrawn, if in June, a contract will be signed on Iran's nuclear program. On the first day of the week, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree that lifted the ban on the production and delivery of anti-aircraft missile systems s-300 to Iran. Later, the President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said That the supply rocket complex With-300 to Iran have the opportunity to begin at any time. As said the Head of Russian foreign Ministry Sergei Lavrov, Russia lifted the ban on deliveries of s-300 to Iran for talks Tehran and the " six ". The U.S. and Israel opposed this decision of Russia. The head of the Iranian defense Ministry has called the lifting of the ban on the production and delivery of s-300 political will of the Russian capital. The British foreign office said That the lifting of the Russian embargo on the production and delivery to Iran anti-aircraft missile systems s-300 premature. However, the official authorized state Department Marie Harf acknowledged That the possible supplies of Russian anti-aircraft missile systems s-300 will not become failures punishment imposed on the Republic by the UN Security Council. Prior to this, the MP of the state Duma Franz Klintsevich said That the Russian Federation may again start the supply of anti-aircraft missile systems s-300 to Iran if the UN Security Council will remove weapon penalties against Tehran. In 2007, Russia signed a contract for production and delivery Iran with five battalions of s-300 PMU-1 of 40 launchers worth about 800 million dollars. In the end, introduced in 2010 penalties against Iran's Russian-Iranian contract was suspended. The Islamic Republic then filed a lawsuit against Rosoboronexport in arbitration court in Geneva (Switzerland) in the amount of approximately $ 4 billion. Russia has made a proposal to conclude Permira's promises of a fresh supply AAMS " tor-M1E ". However, Tehran was not satisfied. April 2 Iran and the six international mediators have reached agreement on the Iranian nuclear program.