Skip to comments.No reason to stall Iran missiles deal, Moscow says
Posted on 02/15/2010 6:12:57 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
Russia sees no reason to stall on the sale of its S-300 anti-aircraft systems to Iran, the Kremlin's powerful Security Council said Sunday, hours before the premier of Iran's adversary Israel was due to visit Moscow.
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The possible sale of Russian air defense hardware to the Islamic Republic is a major irritant for both Israel and close ally the United States. Both have pressed Moscow not to go ahead with a deal that may help protect Iran's nuclear facilities from potential air strikes.
"There is a signed contract (to supply S-300 missiles) which we must implement, but deliveries have not started yet," Vladimir Nazarov, deputy secretary of Russia's Security Council secretary, told Interfax news agency in an interview.
"This deal is not restricted by any international sanctions, because the talk is about deliveries of an exclusively defensive weapon," he said.
Nazarov also said a military strike on Iran would be a big mistake and that the problems linked to Iran's nuclear program must be resolved only by diplomatic means.
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Might want to avoid overnights in Tehran for the next few weeks, Vladimir.
Diplomacy with radical Islamic jihadists? That's nothing but a stalling tactic while they stand up the S300 batteries before launching a nuke tipped missile. This response does nothing be raise the urgency for Israel to act before the S300's are installed.
I thought I just read a report that they told Israel they would stall. Unbelievable.
The Russians should be part of the axis of exil.
Yeah, you did... so now the question is... which report is true? ... LOL...
God bless and protect Israel and all who defend her. In Jesus’ name. Amen
Get ‘em, Judah.
Ain’t that the truth!