Iran and Russia agree: Their missile deal does not defy sanctions

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By Miles Yu,

Iran’s government insists Russian-made S-300 missiles are defensive weapons, therefore not subject to the international ban on weapons exports to Iran.

Russia’s S-300 missile system.
Russia’s S-300 missile system.

The Russians apparently agree, and are thus in open defiance of the U.S.-led effort to isolate Iran that is developing its own nuclear and long range missile programs which are the basis for President Obama’s argument for a missile defense system across Central and Eastern Europe.

The first installment of the U.S. missile defense system will be implemented with the ongoing deployment of U.S. SM-3 missile interceptors in Southern Romania by the Black Sea.

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