Iran Seeking Nuclear Know-How, Anti Aircraft Missiles For Access To Downed US Drone

Iran is really asking for it…it being access to the United States stealth drone RQ-170 it managed to get last week/ Russian and Chinese sent military intelligence teams to Tehran for access but it seems as if the Iranians wanted much more. Israeli Intelligence website DEBKA is reporting that the price being asked for by Revolutionary Guards leader Gen. Ali Jaafari includes advanced nuclear and solid fuel missile technology. In addition, Tehran sought expertise on centrifuges for enriching uranium to weapons grade and the immediate transfer of Russian made S-300PMU-1 air defense systems.

The S-300PMU-1 air defense system is capable of shooting down stealth warplanes and cruise missiles and would give Iran a huge advantage if the US or Israel decided to proceed with a military strike on Iran’s nuclear sites.

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu sent his Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who is originally from Russia, to Moscow speak Prime Minister Vladimir Putin about the danger of letting Iran have the S-300 batteries. Intelligence Sources in Washington report that Netanyahu consulted with the highest echelon of US leaders before sending Leiberman.

The Russian prime minister, although cordial denied any deal with Iran and refused to discuss the issue further. At the conclusion of the meeting, Lieberman told reporters “Russia’s positions on the Middle East were not helpful.”. According to reports, American officials were no more successful in trying to press the matter with Russia’s president.

Washington and Jerusalem have information that the Russians may have played role in Iran’s capture of the RQ-17o, and may have even supplied Iran with the electronics necessary for bringing down the US stealth drone undamaged.

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