Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Russia discusses delay in missile delivery to Iran

clipped from www.ynetnews.com
Addressing delay in delivery of S-300 missiles to Tehran, FM Lavrov says Moscow 'never takes any actions leading to the destabilization of this or that region.' Adds: Russia to Mideast Quartet meeting next month

Russia's foreign minister has hinted that the delay in delivering air-defense missiles to Iran
is connected with concerns about regional tensions.

Russia signed a contract in 2007 to sell S-300 missiles to Iran, a move that would substantially boost the country's defense capacities. Israel
fears the sale would tip the regional power balance.

Photo: AFP

Russian officials said none of the missiles have been delivered, but have been evasive about the reason.

The Russian foreign minister also said a high-level meeting of the Middle East Quartet will take place in Moscow next month.

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