Skip to comments.Belarus Hints at Iran Arms Deals
Posted on 07/05/2007 6:27:27 PM PDT by Flavius
MINSK, Belarus (AP) -- Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko promised aid to Iran's military on Thursday, holding talks with the visiting Iranian defense chief.
"Our cooperation with Iran in the military-technical sphere is based on the development, above all, of high technologies," Lukashenko said during a meeting with Mostafa Mohammad Najjar.
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The Russian Defense Ministry denied the reports by some U.S. media on Belarus' plan to re- export Russian-built S-300 air defense systems to Iran, Russian media reported on Monday.
"The information published in certain U.S. media alleging that the S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems which Russia supplies to Belarus will be re-exported to Iran in the future does not correspond to reality," Russian Defense Ministry's information and public relations department said in a statement published on Monday.
Belarus became a Soviet republic in 1922.
The republic declared its sovereignty on 27 July 1990.
Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Belarus officially declared independence on 25 August 1991.
Since 1994, Alexander Lukashenko has been the country’s president. During his rule, Lukashenko has used Soviet-era policies, despite objections from Western powers. Belarus is negotiating with Russia to unify into a single state: the Union of Russia and Belarus, although the discussions have stalled for several years.
Belarus is making a deal with Chavez. Chavez can make a deal with Iran. That gets the Russians and Belaruz off the hook.
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