The specialized Iranian researcher Hossein Royoran stressed that the announcement of Russia’s supplying Iran with an advanced satellite system constitutes political support in the Vienna negotiations, and an extension of the strategic cooperation between the two countries, which began in 2001.
Royoran added in his intervention to the episode (11/6/2021) of the “Beyond the News” program that Iran possesses a large missile capacity and is able to hit its target accurately, and the entry of such systems enhances the Iranian missile capacity, as it enables it to monitor enemies, protects national security and strengthens defenses country.
The specialized Iranian researcher accused the United States of pushing Iran to buy such advanced systems due to sanctions and constant threats of direct military action against it. Through these systems, Tehran seeks to strengthen its deterrence system.
The newspaper quoted US and Middle Eastern officials that the process may take place within months.
On the other hand, former US State Department spokesman PJ Crowley explained that the timing of this announcement sends many messages, the first of which is that it came before the presidential elections in Iran to tell the Iranian people that Russia is a good ally for us, and a message to the region that Tehran is raising its missile capacity and is ready to return to the agreement Nuclear is strong.
He added that Russia’s sending of advanced industrial systems to Iran reflects the level of Russian interference in regional affairs, and that Iran believes that obtaining these systems serves to strengthen its missile arsenal.
Crowley stressed that Washington sees this step as a matter of concern, because it will contribute to increasing instability in the region, and that every action has a reaction, and this agreement will prompt many countries – especially Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Israel and the UAE – to respond to this step, and Washington will deal with This development according to the Iranian use of it.
In turn, the military and strategic expert Major General Fayez Al-Duwairi wondered about the capabilities of this satellite, and whether it would be for military or civilian use, stressing that modern satellites are characterized by an early warning system, which will give Iran the ability to respond in the event of an attack.
Al-Duwairi added that one of the areas of the satellites is electronic reconnaissance and is intended to determine locations, and this will enable Iran to determine the locations of air defenses and the radar system in the countries of the region, and that this satellite can secure military communications through a high-accuracy encryption system.
He stressed that these satellites will not be able to accurately determine areas because the GPS system is American, and America will not hand over the system to Iran easily.