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Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Russia: 'If you don't want us to sell the S-300 to Iran, you buy it'

I have reported a couple of times recently on Israeli efforts to convince Russia not to sell the S-300 anti-missile system (pictured) to Iran. Buried deep in Yaakov Katz's JPost column on Egypt's efforts to purchase the S-400 from the Russians is this little tidbit that explains why Israel is finding it so difficult to talk the Russians out of the sale.
Russian officials told Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman during his recent visit to Moscow that if Israel wanted to stop the sale it would need to buy the system in place of Iran or find an alternative customer.

Defense officials said Israel had no intention in purchasing the system.
Ouch. I guess the Russians need the money.


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At 11:06 PM, Blogger Rightwing Guy said...

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At 11:33 PM, Blogger Naftali2 said...

The world is so upside down right now--here's Russia practicing bald faced capitalism. Is the system any good? Will it work? That's always a question with Russian goods. Can Israel learn anything from this technology?

This is all like a Purim Shpiel, just watch it all unfold into a farce, while we watch our own actions closely so that it does become a farce instead of a tragedy.

At 6:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure that Israel already knows if this system works or not. It probably works sometimes and maybe not as well as advertised but well enough to have some effectiveness.


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