Russia Willing to Sell Iran Advanced Air Defense Systems: Report

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A Russian serviceman walks past S-400 missile air defence systems (Photo: REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva)

Russia is willing to sell Iran advanced S-400 air defense systems, Russian envoy to Tehran Levan Dzhagaryan recently said.

As cited by Iran’s Fars News and Tasnim agencies, Dzhagaryan told the Resalat newspaper Saturday that Moscow “does not have any problem with selling S-400” to Iran.

He asserted that Russia already sold several batteries of the previous-generation system, S-300, to Iran in 2015; back then, the sale was made after the signing of the nuclear deal, with Russia earlier freezing an accord to sell the system to Iran to stay in line with the international sanctions.

Dzhagaryan stressed that from October 19, when the international embargo on conventional arms trade with Iran had expired, “there will be no problems with arms sales to Iran,” and Russia will be open to deals.

Moscow will not be intimidated by the US pressure, he proclaimed, while also taking a jab at the three EU countries — Germany, the UK and France — that rejected the US push for snapback sanctions on Tehran under the 2015 accord.

He said that while those countries stood against the US, they still continued to criticize Iran’s regional activities.

Operational since 2007, S-400 is the most advanced air defense in Russia’s arsenal. It features a range of 400 kilometers and is capable of taking on a broad range of targets.

After its involvement in Syria in 2015, Russia deployed several S-400 batteries in the war-torn country; according to some of the available reports, the system struggled to keep an eye on Israel’s F-35 advanced fighter jets.


HD Editors Note: Why Is This News Biblically Relevant?

Reuters reported last August that Russia has plans to deliver a second batch of the S-400 Missiles to Turkey next year:

Russia is likely to sign a contract for the delivery of an additional batch of its S-400 missile systems to Turkey next year, the Interfax news agency cited Sergei Chemezov, head of state conglomerate Rostec, as saying on Sunday.

Turkey bought a batch of the missile systems from Russia last year, leading to its suspension by Washington from the U.S. F-35 stealth fighter jet program. The United States has said that Turkey risks U.S. sanctions if it deploys the Russian-made S-400s.

The Bible tells of a coming war in the middle east in-which Russia, Iran, Turkey, as well as Libya and Ethiopia/Sudan come from the north in an attempt to invade the Jewish State of Israel (Ezekiel 38-39). We are very specifically told that Russia would supply all arms to those accompanying them in this invasion.

We are seeing the formation of this Ezekiel war alliance growing stronger, as well as the rest of the middle east beginning to resemble other conditions during this war. Gulf and other Arab nations, who are said to protest the Ezekiel invasion (specifically Saudi Arabia), are seemly lining up to create new ties with Israel, often citing Turkish and Iranian aggression. For those watching the Middle East, it is astonishing to watch all of the pieces of this prophecy coming together.