Yeltsin Denies Transfer of Missile Technology to Iran
Moscow Interfax, 12 March 1997
(excerpt from "Diplomatic Panorama")
MOSCOW, Mar 12 (Interfax) -- Russian President Boris Yeltsin has
assured the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Moscow has not
delivered missile systems to Iran and has no intentions of doing so,
Netanyahu told a final news conference in Moscow Wednesday [12 March] at
the end of his official visit to Russia. His Tuesday meeting with Yeltsin
was planned as part of the visit.
Nevertheless, he said the sides agreed to keep in touch on the
question and continue consultations.
Continuing the Iranian subject Netanyahu claimed Tehran would use
nuclear arms without hesitation, if only it got them and the means of their
He said Israel will be the first but not the last target of attack.
This is a threat to Europe, Moscow, Jiddah and Cairo, he said.
The Israeli prime minister said the present regime in Iran is the most
dangerous in the world and it is the duty of the civilized world to prevent
the appearance of nuclear arms and ballistic missiles as the means of their
delivery in Iran.
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