Iran mulls foreign air defense aid for domestic security. Russian S-400s with teams?

Amid high tension with the US, Tehran is looking at a possible invitation to a foreign power to boost its domestic security against aerial attack.  “We currently face demonstrative threats. Nevertheless, when it comes to air defense of or country, we consider using foreign potential in addition to our domestic capacities,” said Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Chairman Ali Shamkhani on Wednesday, June 19 when he was asked if Iran might purchase Russian S-400s.

Shamkhani’s words carry special weight because he is one of the few Iranian officials with direct access to supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. He went on to reject the possibility of Russia or any other power attempting to smooth over Iran’s dispute with the US. “Mediation is out of the question in the current situation,” he stressed.

The security adviser sharply denounced the United States for accusing Iran of orchestrating the latest attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf. At the same time, he insisted: “Iran and the United States will not come to war as there is no reason for this war to happen.”

DEBKAfile’s military sources take the senior Iranian official’s words to indicate that Tehran is in advanced talks with Moscow on the deployment to Iran of Russian S-400 air defense missiles. In that case, the fastest way would be for Russian teams to come over to operate the advanced systems, since Iran does not have this capability – although Moscow may think twice before getting entangled militarily in a potential confrontation between Iran Tehran and Washington.
Our sources believe that the subject of Russian S-400 assistance for Iran’s air defenses was most likely raised when its president Hassan Rouhani encountered his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at the recent Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit last week at Bishkek

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23 thoughts on “Iran mulls foreign air defense aid for domestic security. Russian S-400s with teams?

  • Jun 19, 2019 @ 17:44 at 17:44
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    Iran is asking for a shield while it attacks ; Action is imminent

    • Jun 19, 2019 @ 17:54 at 17:54
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      An important & risky career move for the Vlad…

      • Jun 19, 2019 @ 21:03 at 21:03
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        PUTIN! REMEMBER DER AZZOR WHEN YOUR RUSSIAN ARMY WAS CRUSHED BY US . YOU AVOIDED TO SEND YOUR SU-57 despite they were in syria YOU AVOID TO USE YOUR S400 AND S300 DESPITE THEY WERE IN SYRIA AT THE TIME

        YOU WANTED TO GO TO TANJ TO CAPTURE AN OIL FIELD DETAINED BY KURDS BUT WHEN TRUMP THREATENED TO KILL YOUR ENTIRE RUSSIAN ARMY IN SYRA YOU FORGOT THTAT IDEA TO GO TO TANJ
        PUTIN YOU ARE STRONG FOR RUSSIAN OR WEAK COUNTRIES BUT YIOU ARE WEAK REALLY FACE TO US YOU FAILED IN SYRIA BECAUSE THE COUNTRY IS ALWAYS AT THE END OF FOREIGN POWERS
        YOU ARE AFRAID BY TURKS HOW CANYOU FIGHT US IN THAT CASE YOU ARE POOR LOSER PUTIN
        IF YOU AIGN WITH IRAN YOU BOTH COUNTRY WILL BE CRUSHED BE AWARE PUTIN YOU ARE AT RISK

        • Jun 19, 2019 @ 22:17 at 22:17
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          Russia has no borders of its operative wings ; It needs to watch its own interests , not Israeli or American. If shove come to push Israel and America will disappear .And it will not take very much .

          • Jun 19, 2019 @ 23:08 at 23:08
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            100% ridiculously wrong.

          • Jun 20, 2019 @ 0:08 at 0:08
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            Infantile.

          • Jun 20, 2019 @ 6:49 at 6:49
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            if this would come to bear no one on this planet sirvives not even you

        • Jun 20, 2019 @ 0:14 at 0:14
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          Can you actually read and understand. America bombed Russia mercenaries who were operating without any Russian cover, and not Russian regular soldiers ,don’t bring up . You have also forgotten that Russia also bombed and killed several American, Turkish, Israeli and British instructors helping ISS.Alot of incidents happened in Syria which you aren’t aware of.When Russia and America fight a total war, there wouldn’t be any civilization. Even you and your
          parents and mine wouldn’t survive it.”NO ONE WINS A NUCLEAR WAR”

          • Jun 20, 2019 @ 21:56 at 21:56
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            Russia is no more than a third world country with nukes.

            An economy no larger than italy’s And totally dependent on oil sales.

            Laughable.

  • Jun 19, 2019 @ 18:03 at 18:03
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    America’s Military will do an Airstrike taking out Iranian Nuclear Facility Program, and that will force Iran to Talks!

  • Jun 19, 2019 @ 18:20 at 18:20
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    Putin on Board with Others more than Iran. One Sign before any Surprised Counter Strategic Strike happens will be the Lower Tanker Traffic in the Arabian Gulf to offset an Iranian Retailitaion, but Iran will Want Talks!

    • Jun 19, 2019 @ 19:41 at 19:41
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      Bu başkan çılgınca, başkanımız İmam Beckenbauer ile aynı.
      (This chairman is crazy, same as our president the Imam Beckenbauer)

  • Jun 19, 2019 @ 20:23 at 20:23
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    Putin would have to be insane to trigger a war with the US in order to protect Iran, a country that is a rival of Russia and certainly no friend.

  • Jun 19, 2019 @ 22:07 at 22:07
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    Russian crews can control the S400 in Iran from Russia thus no Russian lives will be lost. The problem Putin is facing is that the S400 may not be effective against a US aerial strike hence nobody will purchase S400 afterwords. Nevertheless both US and Russia are oil exporters and don’t mind a drastic reduction of competing Arabian oil flow to the markets.

    • Jun 19, 2019 @ 22:37 at 22:37
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      That’s what I believe as well.
      The optics of the extensive damage caused by US bombing, regardless of S-400 efficiency, will reflect poorly on Russian arms sales.
      Additionally, both are under sanctions, each barrel of Iranian crude on world crude hurts Russia’s price, they both need high rates to extract.

      • Jun 20, 2019 @ 0:32 at 0:32
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        Go and goggle and read extensively about the Yugoslavian war. America and NATO bombed a 20th grade miltary power with only five first generationdefective MIG-29 for 78 good days,day and night with over 38,000 tons of ammunitions and could do it anything.Over 1500 fighters and bombers . destroyers, frigates,
        subs, and all missiles available by America anNATO including B2 and F117 stealth bombers . Even one stealth bomber was shot down by 1960 designed SOVIET anti-missile defense system SA-6. Only 14 tanks were destroyed, and even Yugoslavia managed to shoot down one or two of their jets.Only fews Mig-29 were shot down some crashed due to technical faults.

    • Jun 20, 2019 @ 0:20 at 0:20
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      Rather S-400 would take down , F-35, -F-22 and no one would buy these stealth fighters any more.Why is America preventing Turkey, India and Saudi Arabia from not buying the S-400. Have you been reading the news from Pentagon and US Generals about the fear of the S-400?

  • Jun 20, 2019 @ 2:37 at 2:37
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    Trumps plan is patience. Who gains from this war? China? Deep state? Ferret out the culprit(s) then strike. Leave no survivors.

  • Jun 20, 2019 @ 4:19 at 4:19
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    The Reality is President Trump does not want any more Conflicts in the Middle East and Ayatollah Khamenei does not have the Offensive nor Defensive Means to Fight any Conflicts. So, Small Skirmishes of Attacks will keep the Price of Oil Higher, until China comes to Terms with American Trade Agreements!

  • Jun 20, 2019 @ 9:06 at 9:06
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    Moscow knows that it would be insane to let itself be drawn into a military confrontation with the US, while is Iran is out of control (ie. rejects Russian mediation.) Since when does Khomeini dictate Russian foreign policy? I don’t think so.

  • Jun 20, 2019 @ 10:18 at 10:18
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    S400s? That’ll change the game – they’ll shoot down more than just a few US drones with those..

  • Jun 20, 2019 @ 15:13 at 15:13
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    this is a fake news ; iran can’t ; it was accident !!

  • Jun 21, 2019 @ 21:14 at 21:14
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    It might be a good time to find out if any of these expensive toys work.

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