Russian president bans sales of weapons to Iran

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by KGB_resident, Sep 22, 2010.

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  1. Well that's a result.
  2. Huh! yeah right.
  3. Could be a smart business move - he can charge more if Iran finds itself at war for any reason. Not that it will, of course.
  4. The Iranians probably already have S300, that's why the Russians have banned it's export.
  5. Look, this is not about Iran. It is yet another example of how Russia is using the current overextended strategic posture of the US to extort concessions. Once they get what they want they throw the US a bone like this. But note that the door isn't shut, when they want something else the deal will be back on until the US folds some more.

    Of course the Iranians hate being treated like this, but they've got no choice but to grin and bear it.
  6. Yup. There's more than one way to project power.
  7. Perhaps he should have continued selling them, but without some vital aspect which will leave them useless and parked in a shed.

    Or are we the only people stupid enough to fall for that one?
  8. Long running 'have they - haven't they' quandry:

    S300 or not?

    Iran claimed to have had them off Belarus; Belarus said 'have you bollocks'.
    Then several S300 looking launchers were seen at Iran's Revolution day parade.
    Then people pointed out that they looked like oli-drums welded together rather than launch containers.

    Although I do note that the article says 'bans delivery'. Is this akin to an eBay scam where the Iranians have paid but ain't getting them? Claim back through Paypal I suppose.