Good luck with that: Congress calls on Obama to sanction Russia over S-300 sale to Iran
The Chairman and Ranking Minority Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee have written to President Obama urging him to sanction Russia
if it goes through with the sale of the S-300 anti-missile defense system to Iran.
Reps. Ed Royce (R-Calif.), committee chairman, and Eliot Engel
(D.N.Y.), the committee’s ranking member, sent a letter to Obama
concerning the proposed delivery of the S-3000 surface to air missile
system to Iran.
“If completed, the transfer of this sophisticated weapons system
would significantly bolster Iran’s military capabilities and introduce
new obstacles to our ability to eliminate the threat of an Iranian
nuclear weapon,” the legislators wrote.
While the United Nations Security Council does not prohibit the
transfer of this weapons system to Iran, the Iran-Iraq Arms
Nonproliferation Act and the Iran Sanctions Act do give Obama authority
to sanction countries deemed to be aiding Iran’s efforts to acquire
weapons, according to the congressmen.
“We are concerned that without such a determination, your recent
comments could be interpreted as the United States acquiescing to this
transfer,” they wrote.
Even if he weren't on Iran's side, Obama would be afraid to do that.
Labels: Barack Hussein Obama, Iran, Russia, S-300 missile defense system, Vladimir Putin