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Iran's S-300 system more precise than Russians': Military official

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Sept 9, IRNA -- The Iranian-made S-300 system is more accurate than its Russian counterparts, said the dean of Supreme National Defense University on Sunday.

Iran's indigenous S-300 missile system and its radar, launcher and carrier are all being built in the country, Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said at a local conference in this Iranian capital city.

Iranians succeeded to indigenously build the S-300 missiles in less than six years after Russian officials declined to deliver them to Iran despite Tehran-Moscow previous deal for the delivery of S-300 long range missile systems, Vahidi said stressing the home-made missiles are more precise than those of the Russians.

Referring to Iran's regional status, Vahidi said, "Iran has presently the final say in the West Asia region."

"Although Iran's dialogue has prevailed over the region, it is not after hegemony or coercion," the official noted.

As for the situation in Syria and Iraq, he said, "We are not after dominating those two countries. Iran is also not willing to annex even an inch to its soil. Our dialogue is about saving the humanity".

Referring to Iran's latest scientific achievements, Vahidi said, "Thanked to the firm will of the Iranian youth, no door will remain closed to Iran.'


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