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Iran to get missile system from Russia: report
Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | 12/26/2007 | Reuters

Posted on 12/26/2007 9:12:37 AM PST by F15Eagle

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Russia has agreed to sell an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Iran, Iran's defense minister was quoted as saying on Wednesday, a report likely to irritate the United States.

S-300 missiles are longer-ranging than the TOR-M1 surface-to-air missiles which Russia, in a deal criticized by the West, earlier this year said it had delivered to the Islamic Republic under a $1 billion contract.

Iran is under U.N. sanctions over its refusal to halt sensitive atomic work that Western powers suspect it wants to master so that it can build nuclear bombs, but they do not ban conventional weapons sales to the country.

"The S-300 system, under a contract signed in the past with Russia, will be delivered to Iran," Defense Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar told Fars News Agency, without giving details.

"The timing of the delivery ... will be announced later," he said. The ISNA news agency carried a similar report.

The United States and Israel -- Tehran's arch foes -- have said Iran could use the TOR-M1 system to attack its neighbors. Russia says it is a short-range system and purely defensive.

Najjar said last month Iran would never launch an attack against another country but warned that anybody trying to invade Iran would "face a crushing response."

Under Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russian arms firms have aggressively pushed sales abroad as the Kremlin seeks to reassert its role as a global power in the Middle East, Asia and Latin America.

Russia's drive to boost arms exports have raised tensions with the United States, which last year imposed sanctions on Russia's state arms trader Rosoboronexport for cooperating with Iran, a move Moscow has called illegal.

The United States is pushing for a third set of U.N. sanctions against Iran over its disputed atomic activities, even though a U.S. intelligence report this month said Tehran had halted its nuclear weapons program in 2003.

Iran says it has never had plans to build nuclear bombs, insisting its program is peaceful and aimed at generating electricity so that it can export more of its oil and gas.

Russia said on December 17 it had delivered the first shipment of nuclear fuel to the Bushehr power plant in southern Iran, a step Moscow and Washington said should persuade Tehran to shut down its own controversial uranium enrichment program, which can have both civilian and military uses.

(Reporting by Zahra Hosseinian, Writing by Fredrik Dahl; editing by Richard Meares)


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ezekiel38; iran; missile; pootypoot; russia
Guess this must be to protect all those peaceful reactors and non-nuclear missile programs ... which we are told are for peace ...

So they need defensive missile systems because ... ???

1 posted on 12/26/2007 9:12:39 AM PST by F15Eagle
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To: Alouette; Salem; SJackson; 444Flyer; Esther Ruth; Cindy; Travis McGee; blam; Diogenesis; ...

fyi


2 posted on 12/26/2007 9:13:41 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Tim 1:4; Gal 1:6-10; 1Cor 2:2; Matthew 22:30; Mark 12:25; Luke 20:34-35; 2Thess 2:11; Jude 1:3)
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To: F15Eagle
So they need defensive missile systems because ... ???

To protect them from the Joooooooooooos who they can't wait to attack. Idiots.

3 posted on 12/26/2007 9:14:40 AM PST by rhombus
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To: F15Eagle

“The United States and Israel — Tehran’s arch foes...”

Nope...no bias in the media. Not at all.


4 posted on 12/26/2007 9:15:51 AM PST by Slapshot68
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To: F15Eagle
Najjar said last month Iran would never launch an attack against another country but warned that anybody trying to invade Iran would "face a crushing response."

If they are able to respond.....

5 posted on 12/26/2007 9:19:35 AM PST by b4its2late (GITMO is way too nice of a place to house low life terrorists.)
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To: b4its2late
Russian weapons are basically shiny garbage ....
6 posted on 12/26/2007 9:22:04 AM PST by Scythian
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To: F15Eagle

Is this an improved system over the one they sold Syria? Syria’s didn’t work too well last Sept.


7 posted on 12/26/2007 9:23:26 AM PST by kalee
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To: kalee
S-300 is rather large and there is a -400 model. Syria may have been the Tor-M1 but I can't recall.


8 posted on 12/26/2007 9:28:19 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Tim 1:4; Gal 1:6-10; 1Cor 2:2; Matthew 22:30; Mark 12:25; Luke 20:34-35; 2Thess 2:11; Jude 1:3)
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To: F15Eagle

BUT....America dare not put up a missile shield in Europe!
Now that would disrupt the world.


9 posted on 12/26/2007 9:31:17 AM PST by JerseyDvl (If You Support America - Thank a Soldier; If You Support Al-Qaeda - Thank a Democrat!)
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To: F15Eagle

“Iran to get missile system from Russia”

Well, duhhhhhh....
This is a great time for the U.S. to be turning it’s back on Israel. (SARCASM!!!) We shouldn’t underestimate Putin and his ability to position himself on the “chessboard” in the Middle East.


10 posted on 12/26/2007 9:33:55 AM PST by 444Flyer (NEVER take a "mark" to "buy or sell"!Rev 13:16-18,John 3:1-36, Eph 6, Rev 12:11, Jer 29:13-14)
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To: kalee

“Is this an improved system over the one they sold Syria? Syria’s didn’t work too well last Sept.”

One “misfire” from Iran aimed at Israel and Damascus could go up in smoke.


11 posted on 12/26/2007 9:37:43 AM PST by 444Flyer (NEVER take a "mark" to "buy or sell"!Rev 13:16-18,John 3:1-36, Eph 6, Rev 12:11, Jer 29:13-14)
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To: Scythian

Nope. Don’t believe it even for a second. The S-300 is one scary SAM system.
Which, of course, won’t stop us from figuring a way to beat it...


12 posted on 12/26/2007 9:41:43 AM PST by Little Ray (Rudy Guiliani: If his wives can't trust him, why should we?)
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To: 444Flyer

Damascus might become a ruinous heap, and very soon. I suspect that Israel might destroy Syria and Iran, and the Russians might try to invade Israel in retaliation (there last misguided effort according to Ezekiel.)


13 posted on 12/26/2007 9:42:16 AM PST by richardtavor (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem in the name of the G-d of Jacob)
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To: F15Eagle
Some info on the SA-10/S-300.
14 posted on 12/26/2007 9:49:01 AM PST by DemforBush
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To: F15Eagle

Ya know, Putin is one helluva saleman.

Considering the ‘performance’ of Russian hardware in two Gulf Wars....I’d say the man could sell ice to Eskimo’s.

Maybe Ron Paul should hire him as a consultant....


15 posted on 12/26/2007 9:50:45 AM PST by Badeye (The two “no” votes were cast by Ron Paul and leftwing nut Dennis Kucinich.)
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To: richardtavor

Isaiah 17:1.


16 posted on 12/26/2007 10:02:51 AM PST by 444Flyer (NEVER take a "mark" to "buy or sell"!Rev 13:16-18,John 3:1-36, Eph 6, Rev 12:11, Jer 29:13-14)
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To: richardtavor

It may also be that the Lord allows the enemy to destroy themselves as has happened so many times in scripture. It is the ultimate irony.


17 posted on 12/26/2007 10:06:42 AM PST by 444Flyer (NEVER take a "mark" to "buy or sell"!Rev 13:16-18,John 3:1-36, Eph 6, Rev 12:11, Jer 29:13-14)
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To: kalee

The S-300 system is a strategic system in the class of Patriot.


18 posted on 12/26/2007 11:25:07 AM PST by Tommyjo
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To: kalee

All you are relying on there is a news story about Syria having Pantsyr. Journalism at its worst.

http://www.army-technology.com/projects/pantsyr/re is a news story about

The Pantsyr is a short range system.


19 posted on 12/26/2007 11:28:03 AM PST by Tommyjo
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To: Tommyjo

http://www.army-technology.com/projects/pantsyr/


20 posted on 12/26/2007 11:28:36 AM PST by Tommyjo
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To: F15Eagle

and this should worry us exactly why? Russian military junk is just that.....junk. I don’t doubt the first time the Iranians fire this system up they find out why the Russians price their war exports so cheap. Junk, junk, junk.


21 posted on 12/26/2007 11:35:06 AM PST by HD1200
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To: HD1200

I’m not worried about conventional Iranian military. Just in case they launch nukes or chemical warheads at Israel and Israel will be forced to respond. They didn’t at Saddam because his SCUD’s were all conventional, knowing they’d nuke him.

When that day happens, it will be a stark change for the whole world, not just the Middle East.


22 posted on 12/26/2007 11:37:08 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Tim 1:4; Gal 1:6-10; 1Cor 2:2; Matthew 22:30; Mark 12:25; Luke 20:34-35; 2Thess 2:11; Jude 1:3)
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To: F15Eagle

“When that day happens, it will be a stark change for the whole world, not just the Middle East.”

The Four Horsemen as I read it. Revelation 6.


23 posted on 12/26/2007 12:34:50 PM PST by 444Flyer (NEVER take a "mark" to "buy or sell"!Rev 13:16-18,John 3:1-36, Eph 6, Rev 12:11, Jer 29:13-14)
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To: F15Eagle

Thanks for the ping F15 Eagle and I do hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

#

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1933472/posts?page=1048#1048


24 posted on 12/26/2007 2:11:41 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

It was OK as it goes but one of my best friends, who I had known for 21 years, died on 12/20 after complications from exploratory surgery. He was in bad shape physically having been injured as a young boy but it took me by surprise.

I’ve been asking for prayers for his family, some of whom are not believers, elsewhere on the web.


25 posted on 12/26/2007 2:15:28 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Tim 1:4; Gal 1:6-10; 1Cor 2:2; Matthew 22:30; Mark 12:25; Luke 20:34-35; 2Thess 2:11; Jude 1:3)
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To: F15Eagle

I’m sorry to hear that F15 Eagle.

That must be very hard on his family and friends.


26 posted on 12/26/2007 2:27:29 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

He was smart. EE major. Without his help I would not have survived a couple of classes, LOL. We had some good times and he was a true friend. He was also a Christian who believed the Lord died for his sins and he received it.

I will see him again. :)

But there is the sense of loss right now.


27 posted on 12/26/2007 2:42:43 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Tim 1:4; Gal 1:6-10; 1Cor 2:2; Matthew 22:30; Mark 12:25; Luke 20:34-35; 2Thess 2:11; Jude 1:3)
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To: F15Eagle

I’m glad he was a Christian and I do understand about your loss.
It is very hard to lose a good friend.

We are blessed though, with memories of our friends who are not
with us here on earth, anymore.


28 posted on 12/26/2007 2:45:39 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Badeye
I was thinking he should try his hand at selling bridges. You know, Golden Gate, Brooklyn, ect.....
29 posted on 12/26/2007 6:54:17 PM PST by NickFlooding (Canceling out liberal votes since 1972.)
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To: F15Eagle

I am sorry to hear about your loss and feel for you.

May the Lord heal your and his family’s hurt.


30 posted on 12/26/2007 7:00:25 PM PST by NickFlooding (Canceling out liberal votes since 1972.)
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To: NickFlooding

Thank you and God bless. :)


31 posted on 12/27/2007 6:25:38 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Tim 1:4; Gal 1:6-10; 1Cor 2:2; Matthew 22:30; Mark 12:25; Luke 20:34-35; 2Thess 2:11; Jude 1:3)
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