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Iran Seeks Russian Missile System This Year as U.S. Objects

A crew operating an S-300 surface-to-air missile system takes part in a military exercise by the Baltic Fleet of the Russian Navy, on Feb. 5.

A crew operating an S-300 surface-to-air missile system takes part in a military exercise by the Baltic Fleet of the Russian Navy, on Feb. 5.

Photographer: Nevar Vitaly/TASS/ZUMA Wire
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Iran is pushing to take delivery of Russian air-defense missile systems, as the U.S. and Israel criticized the move as a threat to security in the Mideast.

It expects to get the S-300 systems from Russia this year, Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, said in Moscow on Tuesday, according to the official Islamic Republic News Agency.