Russia denies US claim that Syria-bound missiles crashed in Iran

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missiles-russia  -iran-cruise-Russia’s defence ministry denied a claim by a US official Thursday that four Syria-bound Russian cruise missiles fired from the Caspian Sea had crashed in Iran.

“Any professional knows that during these operations we always fix the target before and after impact. All our cruise missiles hit their target,” ministry spokesman General Igor Konashenkov said in a statement.

The US official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the missiles landed in Iran on Wednesday, confirming a story first reported by CNN.

But he did not provide details about where they might have landed or whether they caused any damage.

Nor would the official say exactly what type of cruise missiles went down, except to say that they were among a salvo fired from Russian warships in the Caspian.

“In contrast to CNN we do not refer to anonymous sources but we show the path of our missiles and their targets practically in real time,” Konashenkov said.

The Russian defence ministry posted a graphic on its website on Wednesday showing 26 missiles overflying Iran and Iraq before striking inside Syria.

Russia has been conducting air strikes in Syria in defence of the embattled regime of President Bashar al-Assad since September 30.

The missile launches were in support of a major ground offensive by the Syrian army on several fronts in the war-torn country’s west.

FRANCE24/AFP

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13 responses to “Russia denies US claim that Syria-bound missiles crashed in Iran”

  1. That old saying comes to mind; “in war the first causality is the truth”

  2. 5thDrawer Avatar
    5thDrawer

    Fuzzy Borders ….

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar
      5thDrawer

      Liked this one ….
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      5thDrawer

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    5thDrawer

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  4. “four Syria-bound Russian cruise missiles fired from the Caspian Sea had crashed in Iran.”

    The irony is too much

  5. nagy_michael2 Avatar
    nagy_michael2

    Well its true they landed in Iran. after all many Al Qaeda and ISIS members are trained in Iran. so the russian missiles were accurate and dead on target.

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar
      5thDrawer

      Next thing ya know, Nagy … They’ll be calling Russians ‘Westerners’. ;-))))

      1. Reasonableman Avatar
        Reasonableman

        Hitting on “them”??
        You best retire

        1. 5thDrawer Avatar
          5thDrawer

          Already had a ‘nap’ Reasonable …can’t retire now … thought I’d pop back and say ‘hi’ to you folks at the other end of the world. :-))

          1. Reasonableman Avatar
            Reasonableman

            Why the apostrophes on ‘nap’??
            Is it fiesta time or sleep time in your corner of the earth?

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      2. nagy_michael2 Avatar
        nagy_michael2

        I won’t be surprised.. after all they said about them when the Russians were in Afghanistan.
        Next time the Missiles could hit Turkey and kill many that will invite the NATO to react.. Russian can deny and lie but it’s a matter of time before either the US officials are wrong or the proof will be in the putting the next round of Missiles..

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