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March 6, 2016 10:13 am

Report: Israeli Intelligence Prompts Russia to Pause S-300 Delivery to Iran

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Russian S-300 missile system in action. Russia was planning to send the air defense missile systems to Iran. Photo: YouTube Screenshot

Russian S-300 missile system in action. Russia was planning to send the air defense missile systems to Iran. Photo: YouTube Screenshot

Moscow has frozen plans to transfer S-300 air defense missile systems to Iran on the strength of Israeli intelligence showing that Tehran had transferred other Russian weapons to Hezbollah, the Jerusalem Post reports, citing Kuwaiti daily Al Jarida.

Iran had previously agreed not to provide the Lebanese militant group with Russian arms, but breached this agreement — according to Israeli intelligence — when it provided Hezbollah with SA-22 surface-to-air missiles.

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