Russia Has Sold Iran Advanced Anti-Aircraft Missile Defense System: Is Installing It At Iran's Nuclear Reactor


15 December 2003

DEBKAfile’s military sources: Russia has sold Iran advanced 300-A air defense missile system – against Washington’s objections - to defend its controversial Bushehr nuclear reactor. This was discovered Sunday when two missiles were fired accidentally during installation, killing at least two and injuring 20 aboard a minibus and causing heavy damage in town. Casualties and damage believed more extensive than admitted by Tehran.