Further confirmation that Iran is seeking ballistic missile defenses came from inside Iran this week. They are already in the midst negotiating sale of S-300 missile defense systems from Russia. Members of the Iranian military said that they have consider measures to protect their nuclear centers against possible strikes from Israel or other Western powers.
Iran is considering possible means of protecting itself from ballistic missile strikes, the nation’s Fars News Agency reported last week.
“Given the type of enemies’ capabilities, we are planning and designing for confrontation against the threats posed by ballistic missiles,” Gen. Hassan Mansourian said in an interview.
“We have been contemplating fully repelling all types of air and space threats against Iran,” he added.