Report: Russia to supply Iran with advanced satellite system

Israel National News reports: “Russia is preparing to supply Iran with an advanced satellite system that will give Tehran an unprecedented ability to track potential military targets across the Middle East, including military bases in Israel, The Washington Post reported Thursday, citing current and former US and Middle Eastern officials briefed on details of the arrangement.

According to the report, the plan would deliver to the Iranians a Russian-made Kanopus-V satellite equipped with a high-resolution camera that would greatly enhance Iran’s spying capabilities.

The satellite would allow Iran continuous monitoring of facilities ranging from Persian Gulf oil refineries and Israeli military bases to Iraqi barracks that house US troops, the officials said. The launch could happen within months, they said…”

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