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Bushehr nuclear plant protected against possible attacks: Iranian General

Source: Mehr News Agency, Tehran

Brigadier General Mohammad-Hassan Mansourian has said all precautionary measures have been taken to repel possible military attacks on the Bushehr nuclear plant. The number of air defense batteries installed at the nuclear plant has been increased, Mansourian told ISNA on Tuesday.

Precautionary measures have been adopted to counter any "possible dangers" until the plant becomes fully operational, the commander noted.

He went on to say that the anti-air defense systems that have been transferred to the Bushehr nuclear site are quite efficient and are used in the form of "rapid reaction units".

Mansourian also said Iran has the know-how to produce highly efficient radar systems that are capable of detecting very small objects in the sky.

The defense industry organization has attained self-sufficiency in producing land-based radar systems, he added.

Commenting on Moscow's failure to honor its commitment to deliver the S300 missile air defense system to Iran, the general said, "We purchased the system for our operational needs, but they haven't delivered it to us."

Local industries are trying to replace the S300 system with similar home-made missiles to meet domestic air defense requirements, he explained.

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