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Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei formally gave such an order in July 2005. But the Iranians moved too slowly for Khamenei's taste. Teheran had sealed an agreement with Russia for its TOR-M1 short-range anti-aircraft system to defend nuclear facilities.
Originally posted by FredT
Russia may have a deal with Iran and Russia knows that at some point it will have to accede to the demands of the UN in this matter.
For all the hype about integrated Soviet air defence systems, they are pretty much batting zero in the last few conflicts.
Originally posted by Bozorgh
Actually both Russia and China said they are not supporting sanctions against Iran and were still very intersted in the Russian deal to get uranium from them so we'll see how it goes.