Iran's first acquisition after signing the draft nuclear deal, amid promises to lift sanctions, were not cars, airplanes, refrigerators, or women’s purses – but rather long-range missiles! Iran was overjoyed after acquiring S300 missiles that the Kremlin has agreed to send this summer. But the Russian statement angered countries in the region that had warned about the consequences of the nuclear deal struck in Lausanne this month, intending to lift military and economic sanctions on Tehran. The deal, even before finally being sealed, has already led to further militarization of the region and increasing tensions.
One wonders what the reason was behind Russia’s concern and rush to send missiles, especially that the finalization of the deal between the P5+1 and Iran is expected in about eight weeks.
Tehran’s appetite for chaos will surge because it has realized it has neutralized Western countries from intervening after freezing its nuclear programAbdulrahman al-Rashed