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Russia: Why So Coy About Missiles? “Protecting Iran’s Nuclear Facilities”

December 22, 2008

Sources in the U.S. and Israel have both told us that Russia’s deployment of A-300 air defense missiles to Iran is an effort to negate any air attack from the U.S. and or Israel.

More specifically, Israeli and U.S. military experts said Russia was preparing to “protect Iran’s nuclear facilities.”

By Paul Herbst
Peace and Freedom

Over this last weekend, several sources in Iran and Russia said the missiles were being moved from Russian warehouses to sites within Iran.  But then suddenly, Monday, Russia said it was not moving A-300s to Iran.

 
A-300

Israel is worried about Iran’s nuclear development effort, the work of Russia and China to block effective U.N. sanctions against Iran for its nuclear program, and the “unknowns” of a new American President.

Iran’s President Ahmadinejad has said for some time that he was developing nuclear technology.  Iran also has a robust long range ballistic missile program.  Iran’s missiles can easily reach Isreal, sources said.

Mr. Ahmadinejad has said “Isrel should be wiped from the map,” and just last week said he would not negotiate with a “Zionist regime.”  Zionist regime is Ahmadinejad code for Israel.

Related:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,470886,00.html

Get the Feeling Russia and China Are Slicing Up The World and the U.S. Will Be Left Out?

 Russia Denies Putting New Missiles Into Iran

Chutzpah: Admire Russia’s Arrogance

 Russia starts missile delivery to Iran

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20081222/
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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks at the Natanz uranium ... 
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility.(AFP/File/Atta Kenare)

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Iran Ducks UN With Venezuela, Missiles, Terrorists, Syria

December 22, 2008

Iran is using its warm relations with Venezuela to dodge UN sanctions and use Venezuelan aircraft to ship missile parts to Syria, an Italian newspaper reported Sunday.
Citing US and other Western intelligence agencies, La Stampa said Iran is using aircraft from Venezuelan airline Conviasa to transport computers and engine components to Syria for use in missiles.

The material comes from Iranian industrial group Shahid Bagheri, listed in the annex of UN Security Council Resolution 1737, adopted in December 2006, for involvement in Iran’s ballistic missile programme.

AFP

In a file picture from 2007, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez ... 
In a file picture from 2007, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (front) and his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad listen to their national anthems during a welcoming ceremony in Tehran. Iran is using its warm relations with Venezuela to dodge UN sanctions and use Venezuelan aircraft to ship missile parts to Syria, an Italian newspaper reported Sunday.(AFP/File/Behrouz Mehri)

The resolution instructed all nations to “prevent the supply, sale or transfer” of all material or technology that could be used for Iran’s nuclear enrichment programme and the development of weapons to carry nuclear warheads.

Syria is a close ally of Iran in the Middle East, with the two nations having signed a military cooperation pact in June 2006.

In return for providing aircraft, Iran has made available to Caracas members of its Revolution Guards and the elite Al-Quds unit to train and reinforce the Venezuelan police and secret services, La Stampa reported.

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