US welcomes Russian 'restraint' on Iran missile sale

10th June 2010, Comments 0 comments

The United States on Thursday welcomed Russian "restrait" in not delivering promised S-300 air defense missiles to Iran.

"Russia has exercised responsibility, restraint and has not delivered those missiles to Iran," said State Department spokesman Philip Crowley.

Crowley noted that the missiles are not included in Wednesday's UN sanctions resolution against Iran passed by the Security Council, but said "we have recognised and appreciated the restraint that Russia showed up to this point."

© 2010 AFP

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