Saturday, April 22, 2006

Missile exports to Iran alarm US

BBC NEWS World Middle East Missile exports to Iran alarm US: "Washington has asked Moscow to reconsider selling Iran anti-aircraft missiles as the crisis over its nuclear programme continues.

Russia plans to sell Tehran 29 TOR M1 mobile surface-to-air missile defence systems in a deal said to be worth about US $700 million (�392m).

'This is not time for business as usual with the Iranian government,' a top US state department official said.
The US also urged other states like China to review defence sales to Iran. "...

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