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Russia Freezes Sale Of S-300 To Iran
Jerusalem Post ^ | 18 Feb 2009 | JPost Staff

Posted on 02/18/2009 12:41:04 PM PST by edpc

Russia has frozen the sale of the state-of-the-art S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to Iran, the Russian newspaper Kommersant reported Wednesday.

Iranian Defense Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar was reportedly informed of the decision by his Russian counterpart Anatoly Serdyukov on his visit to Moscow on Wednesday.

Russia said the delivery of the systems would be delayed at least until the upcoming meeting between President Dmitry Medvedev and his US counterpart, Barack Obama. Kommersant cited Russia's wish to prevent hindering dialogue with the new US administration.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: iran; israel; russia; s300
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Frozen. For now....
1 posted on 02/18/2009 12:41:04 PM PST by edpc
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To: edpc; Grampa Dave; Ernest_at_the_Beach; PhilDragoo
OHMIGAWD. THE ONE, THE MESSIAH, HAS, ON HIS OWN, frozen the sale of missiles to Iran.

I tell ya boys, you'da thought that feller can walk on water.

2 posted on 02/18/2009 12:45:36 PM PST by BOBTHENAILER (my tagline is being stimulated)
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To: edpc

Bibi won.
He’s going to attack, and do so soon.
Russia realizes that their missiles will be torn to shreds without a success and does not need the PR disaster that it would create when the world sees how the Israelis have yet again, made Russia’s finest weapons - and only export product - impotent... again.

They can smell the jet fuel in the air already and will sell the missiles after Iran has nothing to defend.


3 posted on 02/18/2009 12:45:54 PM PST by Bon mots
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To: edpc

Didn’t the Syrians have the S 300 on Sept. 13, 2007?


4 posted on 02/18/2009 12:47:33 PM PST by Roccus (I am a RINO...............I am a Conservative.)
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To: BOBTHENAILER
OHMIGAWD. THE ONE, THE MESSIAH, HAS, ON HIS OWN, frozen the sale of missiles to Iran.

I tell ya boys, you'da thought that feller can walk on water.


5 posted on 02/18/2009 12:47:41 PM PST by Bon mots
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To: edpc
Only to be used as a bargaining chip in preventing a missile defense shield from being built in Eastern Europe. You have to ask your self what is the ability to shoot down a nuclear tipped missile really worth?
6 posted on 02/18/2009 12:47:55 PM PST by 2001convSVT ("Only Property Owners that pay taxes should have the right to Vote")
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To: edpc

Carrot and stick approach?


7 posted on 02/18/2009 12:50:33 PM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: Bon mots

IIRC, the implementation of the S-300 system was one of Israel’s redlines. They’d strike before the system could be fully deployed.


8 posted on 02/18/2009 12:51:55 PM PST by edpc
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To: BOBTHENAILER; NormsRevenge; Dog; Straight Vermonter; G8 Diplomat; Fred Nerks; PhilDragoo; ...

ROFL!


9 posted on 02/18/2009 1:00:04 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Joe Boucher
Carrot and stick approach?

Yes on Putin’s part.

He is telling Obama that if wants Russian help with Iran he can deliver and if Obama does not stop the deployment of a missile defense shield in Eastern Europe he can also give him a stick.

The Russians play this game quite well and Obama is about to get punked.

10 posted on 02/18/2009 1:03:46 PM PST by usurper (Spelling or grammatical errors in this post can be attributed to the LA City School System)
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To: Bon mots

From your mouth to GODs ears.

Also I went to your page, good job, very entertaining and I spent an hour going through different favorites.
Thanks.


11 posted on 02/18/2009 1:06:35 PM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: edpc

Probably a press or PR ploy...publicly say the sale is frozen...but you sneak them to Iran thru back-channels.

Look at a map....Russia can fly the equipment piece-meal from Russia to Iran over the Caspian Sea...without going thru any other nation’s airspace.


12 posted on 02/18/2009 1:10:26 PM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (The Biggest Threat To American Soverignty Is Rampant Economic Anti-Americanism)
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To: BOBTHENAILER; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Grampa Dave; MeekOneGOP; potlatch; devolve
Vlad the Impaler tells Hussein the Inhaler, "Now you cancel that whole star wars provocation"--

While Bibi Netanyahu pulls the pilots into the locker room for a preflight peptalk--


13 posted on 02/18/2009 1:20:38 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: usurper

I never thought the euro missile shield was ever expected to happen.
Simply a bargaining chip.


14 posted on 02/18/2009 1:23:25 PM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: PhilDragoo
Batter's up! snicker..


15 posted on 02/18/2009 2:10:40 PM PST by potlatch
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To: Joe Boucher
Also I went to your page, good job, very entertaining and I spent an hour going through different favorites. Thanks.

Feel free to post them wherever you wish. Just upload them to a new server as they crash if too many people link to the ones I have up there.

There's a good free one without a login or anything here:
http://www.imageshack.us

It takes just a second to upload.

16 posted on 02/18/2009 2:17:14 PM PST by Bon mots
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17 posted on 02/18/2009 3:25:46 PM PST by SJackson (a tax cut is non-targeted…no guarantee…they’re free to invest anywhere that they want, J Kerry)
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To: edpc
Putin expects that his first meeting with ODumbo will be a modern-day Yalta Conference.

I fully expect ODumbo to go along, not only by caving on the missiles in Eastern Europe, but also by stabbing Georgia and Ukraine in the back, dropping the US embargo against Cuba, and permitting the building of a Soviet (um, I mean Russian) naval base in Cuba or Venezuela.

Once all of that has occurred, he will go ahead and sell the S-300's to Iran as originally planned. After all, business is business for the Russians (and ODumbo will be ODumbo)...

18 posted on 02/18/2009 3:35:47 PM PST by The Electrician ("Government is the only enterprise in the world which expands in size when its failures increase.")
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To: edpc

My guess....oil price is way down.Iran wasn’t paying, doesn’t have the money so the Russians stopped the project


19 posted on 02/18/2009 3:44:27 PM PST by dennisw (Archimedes--- Give me a place to stand, and I will move the Earth)
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To: dennisw
My guess....oil price is way down.Iran wasn’t paying, doesn’t have the money so the Russians stopped the project

Could be, could be just a small part of it. Over all, a way too simple of an explanation. Nothing in the ME is as [simple] it seems. Not these days.

20 posted on 02/18/2009 4:23:39 PM PST by AFreeBird
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