Skip to comments.Russian-Iranian S-300 missile deal not against UN resolution — U.S.
Posted on 06/11/2010 12:44:35 AM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
The U.S. State Department said on Friday that the delivery of Russian S-300 surface-to-air missile systems to Iran is not against the recently imposed UN sanctions.
The Resolution 1929, adopted on Wednesday, imposes the fourth round of sanctions against Iran, including tougher financial controls and an expanded arms embargo. It also imposes an asset ban and a travel freeze on more than three dozen companies and individuals.
"The [Resolution] 1929 prohibits the sale and transfer of items on the U.S. Register of Conventional Arms, which does not include the S-300. That said, this is a sale that Russia concluded with Iran a number of years ago and Russia has exercised responsibility and restraint and has not, at this point, delivered those missiles to Iran," State Department spokesman Philip Crowley told a daily press briefing.
He said that the Resolution 1929 is aimed at strengthening the nuclear non-proliferation regime and provides a framework for addressing nuclear non-proliferation concerns of the global community.
"There's significant limitations on conventional weapons, missile technology, nuclear technology. It [the resolution] focuses on banking, financial sector and so forth," Crowley said.
"So we are looking for a strong, united international response to make it clear to Iran that it will pay a price for its current course and that it should based on this pressure, that it will begin to feel very quickly change course," he added.
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Our State Department is not looking too intelligent here.
Yeah, act “surprised”, Washington.
When Tel Aviv goes up in a cloud of radioactive dust, you can be sure they will all
be singing from the same songsheet,"Israel brought this on herself!"
I would be willing to bet that we already have effective counter measures.
the entire content of the current Foggy Bottom needs to flushed directly down a very large toilet ......
See what you get when you let the wrong people vote in the wrong people ?
I know (and I've got my tin foil hat on) that based upon his pro, Islamofascist-appeasing and anti-Israel agenda to date, it is not beyond the realm of possibilities that Dear Leader hopes that Iran gets (and deploys) said SAM's in order to prevent Israel from engaging and attempting to destroy Iran's nuke capabilities!
Sadly, that IS the prevailing attitude at the State Department.
Hillary, at the head of that department, has revealed herself to be completely unfit to run for president.
The S300 is a Russian Jobs program.
Russsia is dying and the only jobs of worth come from weapons exports.
Keep in mind, the goal of the sanctions is not ction, but the appearance of action.
It matters not the result, only the attempt