IRAN OBTAINS S-300 FROM BYELORUSSIA DESPITE SANCTIONS
Iran has obtained four S-300 missiles despite the new sanctions approved by the United Nations Security Council. The country’s Fars news agency explained that two missiles came from Byelorussia and two from another unspecified country. In 2007 Russia signed a contract with Tehran for the sale of these missiles, but Moscow reneged on its commitment due to the new sanctions. In June a senior official in Tehran warned that if Moscow continued to refuse to sell the missiles Iran would produce them itself.