In a possible sign that Tehran no longer sees an imminent escalation of tensions in the Gulf, the S-300 long-range air-defence system that was deployed to Asaluyeh in May has been withdrawn, satellite imagery shows.
A full S-300PMU-2 battery – one of four Iran received from Russia in 2016 – was deployed to an airfield in Asaluyeh from its base near Bushehr, enabling it to cover the central Gulf. Satellite imagery shows the battery vacated the site between 11 and 22 July.
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