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Russia may go ahead with Iran missile deal
Space War ^ | 10/23/2009 | Staff Writers

Posted on 10/25/2009 6:05:54 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld

As the United States and its allies haggle with Iran over its nuclear program, Moscow has fueled Western unease about its military links to Tehran by pledging to continue selling arms to the Islamic republic. This has raised speculation that it may brush aside the strident objections of the United States and Israel and supply Iran with advanced S-300PMU surface-to-air missiles that would greatly enhance its defenses against airstrikes.

The Russians, who have rejected the proposed imposition of economic sanctions on Iran as "counterproductive," are keeping the waters muddied with contradictory and ambiguous statements regarding the S-300s.

On Wednesday, Russia's Interfax news agency, citing a Russian government source, reported that Tehran has not yet paid Moscow any money under a 2005 contract worth an estimated $800 million because Moscow has not yet given its final approval for the deal.

"The contract Â… was frozen indefinitely due to an array of circumstances Â… right after it was signed," the source was quoted as saying. "Much depends on an array of political circumstances since this contract has ceased to be simply a commercial deal."

However, the following day, Russia's Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation declared in a rare statement: "The Russian Federation implements and plans to further implement the military-technical cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran in strict accordance with existing legislation and its international obligations."

According to Interfax, if the sale does get final approval from the Kremlin, delivery could begin immediately since the missiles have been fully readied for shipment in Defense Ministry depots

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: axisofevil; bhoiran; bhorussia; iran; iraniannukes; israel; kremlin; missile; moscow; russia; s300; s400; surfacetoair; tehran

1 posted on 10/25/2009 6:05:55 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: sonofstrangelove

“This has raised speculation that it may brush aside the strident objections of the United States and Israel and supply Iran with advanced S-300PMU surface-to-air missiles that would greatly enhance its defenses against airstrikes.”

Heckuva job there, Barry.


2 posted on 10/25/2009 6:09:43 PM PDT by DemforBush (Now officially 100% ex-Democrat.)
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To: DemforBush

It’s not Barry, its Stratovarious, since anyone can play him like playing a world class instrument.


3 posted on 10/25/2009 6:15:51 PM PDT by MrDem (And this is a loyal lifelong Democrat saying this... Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: sonofstrangelove

Included in all this wondrous stuff, is there something that Iran can load its soon to come atom bombs onto?


4 posted on 10/25/2009 6:26:46 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (ACORN: Absolute Criminal Organization of Reprobate Nuisances)
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To: sonofstrangelove

They better be careful, Obama might send them a strong letter of condemnation


5 posted on 10/25/2009 7:23:26 PM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...

6 posted on 10/25/2009 7:38:45 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

You can put on a nuclear weapon on a SAM. The Russians have nukes on theirs.


7 posted on 10/25/2009 11:47:43 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("We will either find a way, or make one."Hannibal/Carthaginian Military Commander)
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To: SunkenCiv

Looks like the coalition mentioned in Ezekiel 38-39 is coming to pass.

But their scheme will not suceed for they will come face to face with the original “bottled sunshine” courtesy of the One Who made it in the first place.


8 posted on 10/26/2009 1:33:40 AM PDT by Ban Draoi Marbh Draoi ( Gen. 12:3: a warning to all anti-semites.)
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To: sonofstrangelove

9 posted on 10/26/2009 4:47:41 PM PDT by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: myknowledge

Check out Post number one.


10 posted on 10/26/2009 5:43:30 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("We will either find a way, or make one."Hannibal/Carthaginian Military Commander)
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To: sonofstrangelove
You must have taken that picture from Air Power Australia.

I'd suggest you visit and bookmark the webpage on your browser.

11 posted on 10/27/2009 4:44:35 AM PDT by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: myknowledge

Already have weeks ago.


12 posted on 10/27/2009 9:40:26 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("We will either find a way, or make one."Hannibal/Carthaginian Military Commander)
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