Iran Plans Production of Long-Range Anti-Missile System

US Patriot and Russian S-300 systems are two of the most advanced anti-missile systems in the world.
The possibility of inspecting Iranian ships in international waters is remote since only one or two countries have called for inspections of Iranian Vessel: Iranian official.

Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi announced plans to start of manufacturing an indigenous long-range anti-missile system during a press conference on Wednesday.

In response to a question on whether Iran is contemplating manufacturing a domestic version of S-300 system, Vahidi said Iran’s decision to manufacture it own system does not contradict its already signed contract with Russia’s delivery of S-300 system to Iran. Moreover, such transaction does not stand in conflict with the newly passed UNSC resolution against Iran.

According to Vahidi, the possibility of inspecting Iranian ships in international waters is remote since only one or two countries have called for inspections of Iranian vessel. He said if any country tries to inspect Iranian ships, the country would retaliate in kind.

There have been numerous rumors in recent days that US and Israelis plan to carryout a military strike against Iranian nuclear installations. Last week, 12 US and Israeli ships traversed through the Suez Canal apparently on their way toward the Persian Gulf. The US aircraft carrier USS Harry Truman has joined other warships in the Indian Ocean close to Iran’s southern maritime borders.


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