Russia to Supply Syria with Cruise Missiles

(AFP) Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov confirmed in Washington that Russia would supply Syria with P-800 Yakhont cruise missiles, Russian news agencies reported Friday. Russia's arms sales and possible nuclear cooperation with Syria, which has close ties to Iran, is unnerving for the U.S. and Israel, which fears them being transferred to the Lebanese militant group Hizbullah. "The U.S. and Israel ask us not to supply Syria with Yakhont. But we do not see the concerns expressed by them that these arms will fall into the hands of terrorists," Serdyukov said.

2010-09-17 09:04:02

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