Iran urges Russia to ship overdue S-300 anti-aircraft defense system

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Iranian Chief of Staff Hassan Firouzabadi urged Russia to ship the S-300 surface-air missile system to Teheran in accordance with a contract signed between the two countries months ago, PressTV reported on Friday. According to the report, Firouzabadi expressed confusion over Moscow's six-month delay. "Don't Russian strategists realize Iran's geopolitical importance to their security?" the general was quoted as saying. The system would significantly boost Iran's defense capabilities, especially against aircraft. Firouzabadi also spoke in support of the proposal to ship most of Teheran's low-enriched uranium stockpile abroad for further processing, according to an AFP report.