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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Iran Prods Russia Again

TEHRAN, Iran — A senior Iranian military official complained publicly Friday over Russia’s failure to deliver a S300 missile defense system that Washington does not want Iran to have.

“We are unhappy with the Russian friends up north,” said Major General Hassan Firouzabadi, chief of staff of Iran’s armed forces and a member of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, in comments carried on state news agency IRNA.

“Why don’t the defensive S300 missiles get permission to be sent for the purpose of Iran’s defense, as agreed between the two countries? It has been more than six months since they should have been delivered to Iran by Russia.”

Two other Iranian officials have made similar complaints over the past week.