Iran has reportedly deployed a Russian-made S-300 surface-to-air missile defense system at its Fordow uranium enrichment facility.
“Our main priority is to protect Iran’s nuclear facilities under any circumstances,” Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili, commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps’ (IRGC) air defense force, told state TV. Esmaili emphasized “Today, Iran’s sky is one of the most secure in the Middle East.”
The Fordow site is located about 100km south of the Iranian capital, Tehran. The site has reportedly not enriched any uranium since the so-called “Iran Nuclear Deal” came into effect in January. The deal, signed in 2015, was aimed at curbing Iran’s nuclear program. In turn, some sanctions have been lifted from Teheran.