Russia plans now to supply Iran S-300 missiles: might Israel react?

S-300 Anti-Aircraft Missile System (


Russia has apparently decided now is the time to sell certain missiles to Iran:

April 13, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin lifted a ban on supplying Iran with sophisticated S-300 air defense systems, just days after world powers reached an interim agreement with the Islamic Republic on restricting its nuclear program.

Putin signed a decree lifting a September 2010 ban on providing Iran with the advanced surface-to-air missile systems, the Kremlin’s website reported Monday.

Moscow also announced that is has begun an oil-for-goods swap with Tehran, showing the Kremlin’s determination to boost economic ties with the country.

The moves come less than a week after Iran and the so-called P5+1 reached an interim deal with Iran on curbing its nuclear program.

The sides have until the end of June to work out a detailed technical agreement under which Iran would curb its nuclear program and allow international control in exchange for a lifting of economic sanctions.

Russian decision

Explaining the decision, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that given the progress reached between Iran and the six world powers – China, France, Russia, Britain, the U.S. and Germany – the rationale for the international embargo on supplying Tehran with S-300s, and Russia’s own ban, had “completely disappeared.”

Also Monday, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Moscow is supplying Iran with grain, equipment and building materials under an ongoing barter agreement.

Sources told Reuters more than a year ago that a deal worth up to $20 billion was being discussed with Tehran and would involve Russia buying up to 500,000 barrels of Iranian oil a day in exchange for Russian equipment and goods.

Officials from the two countries have issued contradictory statements since then on whether a barter deal has been signed, but Ryabkov indicated one was already being implemented.

Nearly two years ago Israel reportedly eliminated similar missiles from Syria (see Israel reportedly destroyed Russian anti-aircraft missiles in Syria; Saudi missiles targetting Iran and Israel.).

Will the Israelis try to do that in Iran?  Israel very may well attempt to destroy these missiles.

What if Iran has a nuclear weapon or two before then?

Iran keeps taking steps consistent with its beliefs it needs to be the major power in the Middle East.  It wants to be able to protect itself from threats from potential enemies, including, but not limited to, Israel.

However, based on what I have seen from Iran, some there seem to believe that if Iran defeats Israel, that other Islamic nations will rise up to support it.  That belief, however, is misplaced as the Bible does NOT show Iran leading an end time coalition of Arabic and Turkish nations–such a coalition is prophesied, but without Iranian leadership (cf. Daniel 11:40-43). Because Iran does not understand that prophecy, it will try to pursue a path that will lead to change in Iran.  Change that the current regime will not like as I have long felt that Iran will one day get neutralized.

Jesus said:

52 Put your sword in its place, for all who take the sword will perish by the sword (Matthew 26:52)

Of course, that is applicable to many nations, not just Iran.

Yet, Iran’s military goals will one day, turn out more negative for that country than the leadership there believes (cf. Jeremiah 49:34-38).

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

Iran in Prophecy Is Iran in Bible prophecy? If so, what does the Bible teach? What names, other than Persia, may be used to describe Iran? There is also a YouTube video titled Iran in Prophecy. Here is a related video Iran In Prophecy.
Russia and Ukraine: Their Origins and Prophesied Future Russia in prophecy. Where do the Russians come from? What about those in the Ukraine? What is prophesied for Russia and its allies? What will they do to the Europeans that supported the Beast in the end? There is also a video sermon available: Russia in the Bible and in Prophecy and a video sermonette available: Ukraine in Prophecy?
Is Russia the King of the North? Some claim it is. But what does the Bible teach? Here is a link to a video, also titled Is Russia the King of the North?
Ezekiel 38: For Russia & Iran in Our Day? Is Ezekiel 38 about to be fulfilled? A related video is available titled Ezekiel 38: For Russia, Ukraine, & Iran Now?
Islands and Bible Prophecy What’s ahead for islands? What does the Bible prophesy about them?
Is the Future King of the South Rising Up? Some no longer believe there needs to be a future King of the South. Might Egypt, Islam, Iran, Arabs, or Ethiopia be involved? Might this King be called the Mahdi or Caliph? What does the Bible say? A YouTube video of related interest may be: The Future King of the South is Rising.
The Arab and Islamic World In the Bible, History, and Prophecy The Bible discusses the origins of the Arab world and discusses the Middle East in prophecy. What is ahead for the Middle East and those who follow Islam? What about the Imam Mahdi? What lies ahead for Turkey, Iran, and the other non-Arabic Muslims?
Damascus and Syria in Prophecy Will Bashar Assad hold power as he has it? Does the Bible show that Damascus, the capital of Syria, will be destroyed? What will happen to Syria? Will the Syrians support the final King of the South that the Bible tells will rise up? Which scriptures discuss the rise and fall of an Arabic confederation? Does Islamic prophecy predict the destruction of Syria.
The Muslim Brotherhood and the Rise of the King of the South The Bible tells of the formation of a power of nations that are in the Middle East and North Africa that are part of the final “King of the South” (Daniel 11:40-43) The Muslim Brotherhood wishes to have an Islamic empire with basically the same nations. This YouTube video explains what to expect from such a confederation.
Is There an Islamic Antichrist? Is Joel Richardson correct that the final Antichrist will be Islamic and not European? Find out.
Jerusalem: Past, Present, and Future What does the Bible say about Jerusalem and its future? Is Jerusalem going to be divided and eliminated? Is Jesus returning to the area of Jerusalem? There is also a related YouTube video you can watch titled Jerusalem To be divided and eliminated.
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, English, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Saxon (non-Dutch) Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to Jerusalem and the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo-Saxon nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first? Here is a link to the Spanish version of this article: Anglo-América & las Tribus Perdidas de Israel. Information is also in the YouTube sermons titled Where are the Ten Lost Tribes? Why does it matter? and British are the Covenant People. A short YouTube of prophetic interest may be Barack Obama and the State of the Apocalypse.

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