Iran Says Not Requested to Buy S-400 from Russia

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Seyyed Abbas Mousavi says that Tehran has not put in a request to purchase S-400 air defense system. He also noted that Iranian experts have designed a system which is as effective as the S-400 anti-missile system.

“We have made no request to purchase S-400 air defense systems from Russia, and we do not have a need for it, either. Our own engineers have already built a similar system which is just as good as its Russian version,” Mousavi said during a press conference on Monday in Tehran.

In late May, US-led Bloomberg reported, citing its sources, that Russia had refused to sell Iran its S-400 air defense systems, claiming that Russia explained its decision by saying that such a move would escalate tensions in the region.

Reacting to the report, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov said Iran has made no such request. “Let them continue spreading [fake news],” he told Sputnik on Friday.

SOURCEMehr News Agency
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