Sunday, August 31, 2008

An Enemy of my Enemy is my Friend

US intelligence fears the Kremlin will supply the sophisticated S-300 system to Tehran , the S-300 can track 100 targets at once and fire on planes up to 75 miles away.

There are reports that Russia has already moved some basic components for the system to its close ally Belarus, ready for possible transfer to Iran. Dr Friedman said that if it became operational, it would effectively rule out Israeli air raids and seriously complicate any US aerial bombardment.

Dan Goure, a long-time Pentagon adviser, said: "If Tehran obtained the S-300, it would be a game-changer in military thinking for tackling Iran. That could be a catalyst for Israeli air attacks before it's operational."

A senior Iranian military commander warned yesterday that any attack on Iran would start a major conflict. "Any aggression against Iran will start a world war," deputy chief of staff for defence publicity, Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri, said in a statement. "The unrestrained greed of the US leadership and global Zionism... is gradually leading the world to the edge of a precipice."

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