TEHRAN – Iran is planning to start manufacturing long-range anti-air missiles, Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi told reporters on Wednesday.
Vahidi made the remarks when asked if Iran plans to manufacture the S-300 defense missile system.
However, he urged Russia to live up to its commitment to deliver the S-300 missile defense system to Iran.
The defense minister said the S-300 system is a deal between Tehran and Moscow and has nothing to do with the UN resolution against Iran, he stated.
Russia must be held accountable it if for fails to deliver the system, he said, adding that Iran will seriously pursue the issue through special channels.