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Obama administration objects as Russia moves ahead with Iran missile sale

On 24 JUL 15 NEC-SE posted the article: ” Russia’s decision to sell S-300 to Iran makes military option for Israel less viable.”

The reality is that the arms race began in the region the second the economic deal was struck with Iran.

https://neareastcenterforstrategicengagement.wordpress.com/2015/07/24/russias-decision-to-sell-s-300-to-iran-makes-military-option-for-israel-less-viable/?preview=true&preview_id=465&preview_nonce=d068512de8

The current article states: “Despite a ban on arms shipments to Iran under international sanctions, Russia appears willing to proceed with the sale of advanced S-300 surface-to-air missiles to the country — in a development triggering objections from the Obama administration.”

“We have long expressed our concerns over reports of the possible sale of this missile system to the Iranians,” Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis told Fox News.
Russia, along with the U.S. and others, was a party to the recently struck Iran nuclear agreement, which keeps the arms embargo in place for five more years. A State Department official told Fox News this specific S-300 missile system is not technically prohibited under United Nations sanctions or the nuclear deal. But the department does not want the sale to proceed.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/08/19/obama-administration-objects-as-russia-reportedly-moves-ahead-with-iran-missile/

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