Thursday, January 13, 2005

Israel Urges Russia to Halt Sale to Syria

JERUSALEM - The planned sale of advanced Russian missiles to Syria will disrupt regional stability and Moscow should call off the deal, Israel's foreign minister said Thursday.

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Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Yakovenko said Russian-Israeli ties were sound.

(Are you read for the punchline?)
"As regards military-technical cooperation with Middle East governments, Russia strictly follows generally accepted regulations and is in accordance with international agreements directed at preventing the destabilizing accumulation of weapons," Yakovenko said in statement Wednesday.

(I know .. when I read that I almost spewed coffee all over my monitor this morning, maybe the key phrase is "generally accepted regulations")

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Posted by Texas Gal