Iran displays S-300 air defence missile system to public
A Russian-made S-300 air defense system is on display for the annual Defense Week, marking the 37th anniversary of the 1980s Iran-Iraq war, at Baharestan Sq. in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard displayed the country's sophisticated air defense system in public for the first time. A banner at right shows a portrait and quotation of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
The Associated Press
Published Sunday, September 24, 2017 1:15PM EDT
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard has displayed the country's sophisticated Russian-made S-300 air defence system in central Tehran.
This is the first time that the S-300 air defence system has been displayed in public.
The public show in Tehran's Baharestan square near the Parliament building square exhibited different missile systems, including ballistic missiles, solid-fuel surface-to-surface Sejjil missiles and the liquid-fuel Ghadr.
The IRGC prepared the show for the annual Defence Week, marking the 37th anniversary of the 1980s Iran-Iraq war.
U.S. President Donald Trump signed in August a bill imposing mandatory penalties on those involved in Iran's controversial ballistic missile program and anyone who does business with them.