Russia Sells Missiles to Iran: Terrorists to Get Latest Arms
Gertz, Bill, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
Russia is selling advanced air-defense systems to Iran, including the latest version of a hand-held anti-aircraft missile that Tehran intends to provide to Hezbollah terrorists, The Washington Times has learned.
Such transactions would violate a pledge Russian President Boris Yeltsin made during the 1994 summit with President Clinton to block all new conventional arms sales to Iran.
The missile sales talks took place in February and last month between Iranian intelligence agents and Russian arms brokers in Moscow, who offered S-300 series anti-aircraft missiles for sale at discount prices, Pentagon intelligence officials said.
The talks included the proposed sale by Moscow arms dealers of up to 500 advanced "Igla" anti-aircraft missiles worth more than $50,000 each, according to U.S. intelligence …
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Publication information: Article title: Russia Sells Missiles to Iran: Terrorists to Get Latest Arms. Contributors: Gertz, Bill - Author. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: April 16, 1997. Page number: 1. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 1997 Gale Group.
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