Russia says Iran sanctions do not bar missile deal

MOSCOW, June 10 Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:10am EDT

MOSCOW, June 10 (Reuters) - Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that new U.N. sanctions against Tehran over its nuclear programme do not oblige Moscow to scrap a controversial deal to deliver surface-to-air missiles to Iran.

Ministry spokesman Andrei Nesterenko spoke after the Interfax news agency cited a Russian arms industry source as saying Russia would freeze its unfulfilled contract to sell S-300 missiles to Iran because of the sactions. (Reporting by Dmitry Solovyov; editing by Steve Gutterman)

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/2010/09/27/toward-a-more-thoughtful-conversation-on-stories/
Comments (61)
waint wrote:
Good. I was listening to whiterabbitradio (dot net) and it was fascinating what he was saying about Russia. The US are fools to support the backstabbing cult in Israel and sacrifice our future. Our loss will the the world’s gain – don’t think they don’t get it. If I was another country I would say “Sure, we will take all the oil producing countries and you can have Israel.” Remember the USS Liberty, Lavon Affair, King David hotel, etc….. Israel is an albatross around our necks and it is time we got rid of it.

Jun 10, 2010 9:36am EDT  --  Report as abuse
boBNunny wrote:
“I will bless thee that blesses Israel, and I will curse thee that curses Israel.”

‘Nuff said…

Jun 10, 2010 9:43am EDT  --  Report as abuse
dwain wrote:
Good ol’ Russia. Don’t let what’s best for regional security get in the way of a profitable arms deal. And you want respect as a world leader?

Jun 10, 2010 9:45am EDT  --  Report as abuse
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.