Friday, May 31, 2019

Report: Iran Wanted To Buy Russia's S-400 Missile Defense System But Was Refused

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Zero Hedge: Putin Has Rejected Iran's S-400 Missile Request Over Soaring Gulf Tensions

Bloomberg reports that Russia's President Putin has rejected a controversial Iranian request to buy S-400 missile defense systems on the basis of current soaring tensions between Tehran and Washington following accusations of "sabotage" attacks on oil tankers and a pipeline in the gulf region.

The breaking report cites a senior Russian official and other unnamed sources with knowledge of the matter:

The request was rebuffed by President Vladimir Putin, the people said on condition of anonymity because they’re not authorized to discuss the matter. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif visited Moscow May 7.

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Update #1: Russia Rejected Iran S-400 Missile Request Amid Gulf Tension (Bloomberg)
Update #2: Iran Asked Russia to Sell S-400 But Was Refused - Report (Sputnik)

WNU Editor: The Kremlin spokesman is unaware of this refusal .... Moscow BREAKS SILENCE on Claim of Russia's Alleged Refusal to Sell S-400 to Iran (Sputnik).

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