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hijacked Iran-bound S-300s “a complete lie”

September 8, 2009

…according to the Russian Foreign Minister, Ivan Lavrov.

Russia’s foreign minister is rejecting speculation that a hijacked Russian-crewed freighter was carrying S-300 missiles possibly destined for Iran. A Russian shipping expert and an EU anti-piracy official have speculated that the vessel was carrying a clandestine cargo, possibly S-300 surface-to-air missiles destined for Iran or Syria.

But Lavrov said Tuesday that “the presence of S-300s on board the Arctic Sea cargo ship is a complete lie,” the state news agency RIA Novosti reported.

Of course he would say that.  Read the whole thing here.

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