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Russia to freeze missile sale to Iran, Putin tells Sarkozy

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posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 10:32 AM
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Russia to freeze missile sale to Iran, Putin tells Sarkozy


www.haaretz.com

Following talks between the two leaders, Sarkozy spokesman says Putin confirms planned weapons deal with Iran to be scrapped, despite Iranian threats to impose penalties against Russia. .......Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has told France that Moscow will freeze a delivery of surface-to-air missiles to Iran, French President Nicolas Sarkozy's office said on Friday following talks between the two men.

Russia has a contract to sell S-300 missiles to Tehran and there was confusion whether the deal could go ahead under the terms of a fourth round of United Nations sanctions introduced
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posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 10:32 AM
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Finally some good news, Russia knows it cannot go on to support this deal with sanctions ahead.. but maybe they get something in return? Cooperation with Europe's NATO shield?

www.abovetopsecret.com...


The most fun part is where Iran wants to punish Moscow and impose penalties in return for this freezing the deal..
It would give Israel some breathing space while they're in a clinch with Turkey who are still willing to give SAM support to Syria in the Iskenderun district..

www.haaretz.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



[edit on 11-6-2010 by Foppezao]



posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 10:35 AM
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reading the other topic
Russia will be going through with this, so it seems to be yes and nos coming through the presses, hopefully russia sell these to Iran as these are defencive systems and not offencive.

if these were missiles purely designed to attack i would be all for it,
since these arent offencive missiles russia should tell the french frog to shove it

[edit on 11-6-2010 by illusive man]



posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 10:36 AM
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So does this mean Putin get's the French amphibious assault ships?

www.straitstimes.com...

It seems now they are not quite the barebones ships that where talked about being sold to Russia originally... now the talk is


Moscow pressed demands that French warships it wants to buy should come with high-tech equipment.


Wonder if that was the deal breaker to renege on the S300 sale to Iran.

[edit on 11/6/10 by thoughtsfull]



posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 10:50 AM
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Originally posted by Foppezao
but maybe they get something in return?


This:

NATO Chief Backs Off Goal for Ukrainian Membership in Alliance



More food:
Nato opens northern supply route to Afghanistan (through Russia)

Russia May Buy $12 Billion of Arms From NATO Members

I, for one, welcome closer cooperation with the Russians. We need them as much as they need us.



posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 10:56 AM
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Russia also hope to sell some of their Helicopters to NATO members.

That would be a great boost to Russia.

Plus the Russian/Franco Gas deal..

There are lots of things floating around like that.. deals ready to be struck..



posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 11:13 AM
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Could you provide some more information on that? I hope this is the beginning of a new relationship with NATO and Russia. Individual countries like Italy, France, Germany and the Netherlands already have pretty strong relations with Russia, but it's about time that the distrust barrier will be removed.



posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 11:34 AM
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Originally posted by Mdv2
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Could you provide some more information on that? I hope this is the beginning of a new relationship with NATO and Russia. Individual countries like Italy, France, Germany and the Netherlands already have pretty strong relations with Russia, but it's about time that the distrust barrier will be removed.


It lurks in the margin at the moment, but if your prepared to sort the wheat from the chaff, the best example is the Anglo-French Helicopter Trust Fund to secure leasing medium lift Helicopters for Afghanistan.

One of the RT reports discussed how they are hoping this can move into a fully fledged deal to sell Helicopters to NATO countries.




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