VIDEO: Commander Says Iran Stationed S300 Air Defense System in Fordo Nuclear Site

Mon Aug 29, 2016 15:28:46

"The S-300 air defense missile systems are now stationed in Fordo nuclear site," Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli said on Monday.

General Esmayeeli emphasized that the nuclear industry is a national achievement which needs to be protected seriously.

Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base said that air defense exercises are practiced only once in non-nuclear sites, adding, "However, in nuclear centers the exercises are conducted several times."

Fordo is a uranium enrichment facility deep down a mountain and, according to Iranian and western military analysts, cannot be damaged through military operations.

In September 2015, Deputy Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Asqar Zareaan disclosed enemies' attempts to carry out sabotage at Fordo uranium enrichment plant and Iranian security forces' swift reaction to foil them.

Swift action of the Iranian security forces thwarted plots to paralyze Fordo nuclear site.

Fordo nuclear site acts as a backup for Natanz nuclear facility and enemies are attempting to weaken this backup through methods other than military operations.


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