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    Russia lifts ban on missile deliveries to Iran, start oil-for-goods swap

    Russia lifts ban on missile deliveries to Iran, start oil-for-goods swap

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    Vladimir Putin and Iranian president Hassan Rouhani in September 2014

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday paved the way for long-overdue missile system deliveries to Iran and Moscow started an oil-for-goods swap with Tehran, showing the Kremlin's determination to boost economic ties with the Islamic Republic. The moves come after world powers, including Russia, reached an interim deal with Iran on curbing its nuclear programme and signal that Moscow may have a head-start in the race to benefit from an eventual lifting of sanctions on Tehran.

    The Kremlin said Putin signed a decree lifting Russia's own ban on the delivery of S-300 anti-missile rocket system to Iran, removing a major irritant between the two after Moscow cancelled a corresponding contract in 2010 under pressure from the West. A senior government official said separately that Russia has started supplying grain, equipment and construction materials to Iran in exchange for crude oil under a barter deal.
    Russia says an arms embargo of Iran will cease when when a deal is reached with the P5+1. In the event Iran cheats on a deal, the S-300 system would make air and cruise missile strikes much more difficult.

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    Re: Russia lifts ban on missile deliveries to Iran, start oil-for-goods swap

    Well, at least Putin says once the agreement is reached. They can pick up the S300. Until then....it wont be a problem. But you correct.....they will make it more difficult to go after their Nuke facilities.

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    Re: Russia lifts ban on missile deliveries to Iran, start oil-for-goods swap

    HOORAY IRAN!


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    Re: Russia lifts ban on missile deliveries to Iran, start oil-for-goods swap

    Russia needs oil?
    No matter how cynical I become toward politicians, it's never enough.

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    Re: Russia lifts ban on missile deliveries to Iran, start oil-for-goods swap

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    Russia lifts ban on missile deliveries to Iran, start oil-for-goods swap

    Russia says an arms embargo of Iran will cease when when a deal is reached with the P5+1. In the event Iran cheats on a deal, the S-300 system would make air and cruise missile strikes much more difficult.
    You said "much" when I think you mean to say "insanely". The S300 is a bad b----.



    You know what, though, I think we should just let this ride. Keep up with the talks, figure eventually the Iranians will offer us a nice deal (haven't they noticed that the President is black and has a funny name? That was supposed to produce peace), and just figure that, by the time this all get's so bad that it's completely f/ing unfixable....


    .....it will be past January 2017, and will be Someone Else's Problem.



    Yeah. That sounds like a great national strategy.
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    Re: Russia lifts ban on missile deliveries to Iran, start oil-for-goods swap

    There's a portrait of your possible World War III adversaries, folks.

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    Re: Russia lifts ban on missile deliveries to Iran, start oil-for-goods swap

    The S-300 is a defensive weapon, therefore it wasn't part of any UN ban. It was a ban requested by the US from Russia. Russia foolishly agreed, but a year or so ago the US admitted that S-300 is defensive and Russia 'chose' to ban it; US officials said they didn't demand that Russia do. If S-300 was part of UN ban, Putin wouldn't allow it's sale to Iran, since Russia actually obeys UN resolutions, unlike US and israhell. If it's lifted, then it's not part of UN bans.

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    Re: Russia lifts ban on missile deliveries to Iran, start oil-for-goods swap

    Quote Originally Posted by radioman View Post
    Russia needs oil?
    Iran needs Russian grain and equipment?
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    Re: Russia lifts ban on missile deliveries to Iran, start oil-for-goods swap

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Iran needs Russian grain and equipment?
    Yes, they do.
    Russia has lots of oil, I think.
    Aside from tweaking the USA, what's in this for the Russkies?
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    Re: Russia lifts ban on missile deliveries to Iran, start oil-for-goods swap

    Quote Originally Posted by radioman View Post
    Yes, they do.
    Russia has lots of oil, I think.
    Aside from tweaking the USA, what's in this for the Russkies?
    Hm. Who needs oil and will buy it from Russia but not Iran? Oil that Russia owns and can ship out of the Persian Gulf?
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