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Russian-Iranian S-300 missile deal not against UN resolution U.S.
RIA Novosti ^ | 6/11/2010 | RIA Novosti

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at rianovosti.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: airdefense; iran; russia; s300; sanctions; securitycouncil; statedepartment; un

1 posted on 06/11/2010 12:44:35 AM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: sonofstrangelove

Our State Department is not looking too intelligent here.


2 posted on 06/11/2010 12:55:50 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: sonofstrangelove

Yeah, act “surprised”, Washington.


3 posted on 06/11/2010 1:05:34 AM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: SumProVita
The State Department is full of more commie rat bastards than the White House,
so this should come as no surprise.

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!"

4 posted on 06/11/2010 1:06:02 AM PDT by trickyricky
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To: SumProVita

I would be willing to bet that we already have effective counter measures.


5 posted on 06/11/2010 1:06:19 AM PDT by RC one (WHAT!!!!)
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To: sonofstrangelove

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 ?


6 posted on 06/11/2010 1:06:31 AM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: sonofstrangelove
Of course it isn't and INTENTIONALLY, so!

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!

7 posted on 06/11/2010 3:08:51 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet ((One of ONLY 37 Conservatives in the People's Republic of Vermont. Socialists and Progressives All))
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To: trickyricky

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.


8 posted on 06/11/2010 4:59:15 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: sonofstrangelove

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


9 posted on 06/11/2010 5:06:37 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Ostracize Democrats. There can be no Democrat friends.)
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