Iran's S-300 missile systems from Russia have been placed near Fordow nuclear facility

The S-300 surface-to-air missile systems bought by Iran from Russia have been placed in near the nuclear facility in Fordow.

The surface-to-air missile systems, stationed near the plant, were shown on a TV program. In the comments, the current commander of the Iranian Air Defense Base, Farzad Esmaili, said that the nuclear facility will always be protected now.

The night before, the current Supreme Leader of Iran, Sayyed Ali Hosseini Khamenei, said that the United States tried to prevent Iran from obtaining the S-300 because they do not recognize the country's right to self-defense.

In mid-July 2015, Tehran, along with six international mediators (U.S., Russia, China, Britain, France, and Germany) reached an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program. The Iranian authorities pledged to turn the plant in Fordow into a technology center and to rebuild the reactor in Arak. They also pledged to withdraw fuel beyond the Islamic Republic.

On the 10th of May, the Iranian Defense Minister, Hossein Dehghan, reported that Russia has successfully transferred S-300s to Teheran as announced during a visit to the Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base.

  Iran, Russia, S-300 missiles