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Russian S-300 Supplies to Iran Prompt Turks, Saudis to Turn to Israel


Russia delivery of S-300 air defense systems to Iran dispels Israel’s threat to attack the Islamic Republic; at the same time, it may increase tensions between Tehran and the countries of the anti-Iranian bloc, according to Turkish political analyst Hakan Gunes.

In an interview with Sputnik, Turkish political analyst Hakan Gunes said that Israel’s threat to attack Iran becomes irrelevant in light of the delivery of Russia’s S-300 air defense systems to the Islamic Republic, which, however, may fuel further tensions between Tehran and the countries of the anti-Iranian bloc.

Gunes specifically stressed that the S-300 deliveries added significantly to the strengthening of Iran’s defense capabilities.

“Aggravating the situation around Russia’s S-300 shipments to Iran was first of all provoked by Israel and Saudi Arabia. The S-300 systems are defensive rather than offensive weaponry. They do not pose a threat to any state, and are designed to ensure the safety of a country’s airspace from a possible missile attack,” he said.

According to him, the S-300 supplies to Iran alarmed Israel and Saudi Arabia, which have repeatedly threatened to launch a missile strike on the Islamic Republic.

“Israel and Saudi Arabia have more than once made statements about a medium-range missile strike on Iran’s infrastructure. These statements became irrelevant now



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