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Russia to honour Iran missile deal
Gulf Times ^ | 1/14/2010 | AFP/Moscow

Posted on 02/14/2010 6:10:44 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld

Russia plans to honour a deal to deliver an advanced surface-to-air missile system to Iran, a senior Russian official said yesterday according to Interfax news agency. Vladimir Nazarov, deputy secretary of the Russian security council, said there was no reason not to send Iran the S-300 missile system, in comments reported by the agency. “A contract was signed which we must fulfill, but deliveries have not started yet. This transaction is not subject to any international sanctions as it only involves the delivery of purely defensive weapons,” Nazarov said. “On the other hand, all of our actions must contribute to global and regional stability, respecting the law and international agreements,” he said. Russia has given vague details on progress in the contract and angry Iranian officials blame the delay on growing pressure from the United States and Iran’s arch-foe Israel. Last week Tehran boasted it was creating its own air defence missile system which would be better than the S-300. However it also threatened legal action in November if Moscow failed to honour the 800 million dollar deal, which involves five batteries of S-300PMU1 missiles. The S-300PMU1 -- codenamed the SA-20 Gargoyle by NATO -- is a mobile system designed to shoot down aircraft and cruise missiles. Western governments fear Iran could use the system to boost defences around its nuclear sites against any Israeli or US air strike. Neither country has ruled out using a military strike on Tehran’s nuclear sites to prevent the Islamic republic acquiring an atomic bomb. Iran insists its uranium enrichment project is purely for peaceful purposes. On Wednesday, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said new sanctions on Iran were more likely following Tehran’s announcement it had started work to produce 20 percent enriched uranium.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: airdefense; iran; russia; s300; sa20

1 posted on 02/14/2010 6:10:45 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: sonofstrangelove
I think the world will be assuredly screwed if they get the Russky 300 system. Then the battle will begin in retaliation for their nuclear strikes vs stopping them from wielding nukes. 2012 is starting to seem optimistic.
2 posted on 02/14/2010 6:20:09 PM PST by mcshot (Little leagues, 4H and scouts require more ID then the Dems Pre_sent has submitted.)
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To: mcshot

I really do not think so. The Israelis and the USAF have been always one step ahead when it comes to electronic warfare. If the Israelis managed to jam the Syrian’s Intergrated Defense Systems in Operation Orchard they can do it again.


3 posted on 02/14/2010 6:27:24 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: sonofstrangelove

“Russia to honour Iran missile deal”

Of course they will. Whether this is Ezekiel 38 about to happen one cannot be certain.

But look for Libya and Iran to continue to be clients.

It will be a bad day when Iran is capable of detonating a nuclear weapon.

/understatement of the century


4 posted on 02/14/2010 6:36:01 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: sonofstrangelove

Syria only had obsolete SA-2 missiles


5 posted on 02/14/2010 6:37:47 PM PST by STD (Islam's the tool of Anti-Christ)
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To: STD

The Syrians never mentioned the other systems they had online during Operation Orchard.


6 posted on 02/14/2010 6:38:40 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: STD

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/blogs/defense/index.jsp?plckController=Blog&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&plckPostId=Blog%3a27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post%3a2710d024-5eda-416c-b117-ae6d649146cd


7 posted on 02/14/2010 6:39:55 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: sonofstrangelove

Good point


8 posted on 02/14/2010 7:09:58 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINOS)
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To: sonofstrangelove

Will this be as effective as the stuff they sold the Syrians?


9 posted on 02/14/2010 7:16:51 PM PST by SeminoleSoldier
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To: SeminoleSoldier

I think that the Russians/Syrians learned from their mistakes and fixed and problems. This time, though it may be a bit trickier, I think that the Israelis can pull it off.


10 posted on 02/14/2010 7:19:40 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: sonofstrangelove

If the Russian delivery of the 300’s is shown to allow Iran to get off a shot at Israel, I would offer even money Putin and/or Medvedyed will be dead within 12 months.

(and it would be a crying shame if an Iranian nuke missile went awry and hit Russia....).


11 posted on 02/14/2010 7:23:49 PM PST by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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