Contribute
CONNECT:

research

A Stronger Iran, A Stronger Russia-All Thanks To Clinton

- November 9, 2015

IN YET ANOTHER BLOW TO CLINTON'S RECORD AS SECRETARY OF STATE, RUSSIA SIGNED A CONTRACT TO SELL THE S-300 SURFACE TO AIR MISSILE SYSTEM TO IRAN

Today, Russia Signed A Contract To Sell Iran S-300 Surface To Air Missiles Systems. "Russia and Iran have signed a contract for Moscow to supply Tehran with S-300 surface-to-air missile systems, Sergei Chemezov, the chief executive of Russian state-owned defense conglomerate Rostec, was quoted by the RIA news agency as saying on Monday." ("Russia, Iran Have Signed Contract For Missile System Delivery: RIA," Reuters, 11/9/15)

  • "The Contract Got The Go-Ahead After International Sanctions On Iran Were Lifted Earlier This Year" Following The Clinton-Obama Nuclear Deal. " The contract got the go-ahead after international sanctions on Iran were lifted earlier this year, following a deal over its nuclear programme." ("Russia To Provide Iran With S-300 Air Defence Missiles," BBC, 11/9/15)

The Air-Defense Missiles Will Boost Iran's Nuclear Defense Capabilities

"Israel And The US Fear The Missiles Could Be Used To Protect Iranian Nuclear Sites From Air Strikes." ("Russia To Provide Iran With S-300 Air Defence Missiles," BBC, 11/9/15)

  • "The S-300 Can Be Used Against Multiple Targets Including Jets, Or To Shoot Down Other Missiles." ("Russia To Provide Iran With S-300 Air Defence Missiles," BBC, 11/9/15)
  • "Any Delivery Of An Air-Defense System Would Complicate Airstrikes On Iranian Nuclear Facilities By Israel Or The U.S. Should The Diplomatic Track Fail." (Paul Sonne and Jay Solomon, "Russia Lifts Its Ban On Delivery Of S-300 Surface-To-Air Missile System To Iran," The Wall Street Journal, 4/13/15)
  • "The Sale Of The S-300 Also Would Neutralize Any Possibility That Israel Could Take Unilateral Action Against Iran…" "The sale of the S-300 also would neutralize any possibility that Israel could take unilateral action against Iran, one senior Air Force commander noted. The S-300 would effectively prevent the Israeli air force from attacking Iran until the F-35 is delivered to that nation." (Dave Majumdar, "Putin's Missile Could Make U.S. Attacks On Iran Nearly Impossible," The Daily Beast , 4/13/15)

CLINTON TOUTED THE 2010 SANCTIONS AS "THE MOST SIGNIFICANT SANCTIONS THAT IRAN HAS EVER FACED," BUT THE SANCTIONS DID NOT RESTRICT THE SALE OF THE S-300 RUSSIAN MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEM

In June 2010, Clinton Said The Iran Sanctions Proposal Was "The Toughest Ever Adopted." "Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday called the proposed new U.N. sanctions against Iran's suspect nuclear program the toughest ever adopted, a day before the U.N. Security Council was expected to vote on the measure. … 'I think it is fair to say that these are the most significant sanctions that Iran has ever faced,' Clinton said at a news conference with Ecuador's president. 'The amount of unity that has been engendered by the international community is very significant.'" ("Clinton: Iran Sanctions Will Be Toughest Ever," NPR, 6/8/10)

  • Clinton: "'I Think It Is Fair To Say That These Are The Most Significant Sanctions That Iran Has Ever Faced." "Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday called the proposed new U.N. sanctions against Iran's suspect nuclear program the toughest ever adopted, a day before the U.N. Security Council was expected to vote on the measure. … 'I think it is fair to say that these are the most significant sanctions that Iran has ever faced,' Clinton said at a news conference with Ecuador's president. 'The amount of unity that has been engendered by the international community is very significant.'" ("Clinton: Iran Sanctions Will Be Toughest Ever," NPR, 6/8/10)

In May 2010, The P5+1 Formed An Iran Sanctions Proposal That Did Not Restrict The Sales Of "Some High-Tech Defensive Missiles" Such As The Russian S-300 Long-Range Surface-To-Air Missiles. "The United States and other major powers, brushing aside Iran's latest offer to address international concerns about its nuclear program, introduced a detailed list of new U.N. sanctions Tuesday against the Islamic Republic. …The provisions do not, however, restrict sales of some high-tech defensive missiles, such as the advanced S-300 long-range surface-to-air missiles that Russia has agreed to sell, but has not yet delivered, to Tehran. These missiles would pose a high risk to any air force that sought to bomb Iran, and U.S. officials have been pressuring Moscow to not follow through on the delivery." (Paul Richter and Christi Parsons, "U.S., Allies Present Proposal For Iran Sanctions," Los Angeles Times, 5/18/10)

  • The 2010 U.N. Security Council's Sanctions "Established A Broader Arms Embargo On Iran But Did Not Ban The Delivery Of Ground-To-Air Missiles." "Russia relented and in 2010, then-President Dmitry Medvedev issued a decree prohibiting the delivery. The order brought Russia in line with U.N. Security Council sanctions passed that year, which established a broader arms embargo on Iran but did not ban the delivery of ground-to-air missiles." (Paul Sonne and Jay Solomon, "Russia Lifts Its Ban On Delivery Of S-300 Surface-To-Air Missile System To Iran," The Wall Street Journal, 4/13/15)

CLINTON'S FAILED RESET HAS EMBOLDENED RUSSIA AND THE SALE OF THE DEFENSE SYSTEM TO IRAN FITS THE PATTERN OF RUSSIA CULTIVATING RELATIONSHIPS WITH COUNTRIES HOSTILE TO THE U.S.

On Her Claims Of A Successful Reset, "Hindsight Has Not Favored Clinton" As "Russia Has Stepped Up Its Aggressiveness On The World Stage." "The former secretary of state - and frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 - said the signing of the 2009 New START treaty, the increased sanctions on Iran and the securing of supply lines to American troops in Afghanistan were all successes that came from the reset. But hindsight has not favored Clinton. Russia has stepped up its aggressiveness on the world stage and the country's relations with the United States have suffered." (Dan Merica, "Hillary Clinton Stands By 'Russian Reset' In Face Of Recent Events," CNN, 7/24/14)

  • Politico 's Mike Allen: Clinton Is "The Face Of The 'Reset.'" MIKE ALLEN: "Willie, it was Senator Clinton, Secretary Clinton, who was the face of the 'reset.' You guys will remember we saw this on 'Morning Joe' back in 2009, in her second month in office. She was in Moscow at one of her first trips and she presented the Russian Foreign Minister with an actual gift wrapped red 'reset' button." (MSNBC's "Morning Joe," 3/4/14)

Putin Has Been Working To "Restore Some Of The Great-Power Status Russia Lost" And Has Been "Cultivating Relations With Countries Hostile To The United States." "Since resuming the presidency in 2012, Mr. Putin has worked to restore some of the great-power status Russia lost with the disintegration of the Soviet Union, not least by cultivating relations with countries hostile to the United States, like Venezuela and, to some extent, China. Cultivating Iran fits into that pattern." (Neil Macfarquhar, "Putin Lifts Ban On Russian Missile Sales To Iran," The New York Times, 4/13/15)

  • "Cultivating Iran Fits Into That Pattern." "Since resuming the presidency in 2012, Mr. Putin has worked to restore some of the great-power status Russia lost with the disintegration of the Soviet Union, not least by cultivating relations with countries hostile to the United States, like Venezuela and, to some extent, China. Cultivating Iran fits into that pattern." (Neil Macfarquhar, "Putin Lifts Ban On Russian Missile Sales To Iran," The New York Times, 4/13/15)

Previous post

Clinton Claims She Has Plans To Pay For New Proposals, Offers Few Details

Next post

Clinton Will Oppose TPP But Not Encourage Congressional Opposition
Republican National Committee

Connect With Us

Republican National Committee
Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel
News & Videos
  • 310 First Street SE, Washington, DC 20003
  • 202-863-8500

By providing your phone number, you are consenting to receive calls and SMS/MMS msgs, including autodialed and automated calls and texts, to that number from the Republican National Committee. Msg&data rates may apply. Terms & conditions/privacy policy apply 80810-info.com.

Paid for by the Republican National Committee. Not Authorized By Any Candidate Or Candidate's Committee. www.gop.com

By providing your phone number, you are consenting to receive calls and SMS/MMS msgs, including autodialed and automated calls and texts, to that number from the Republican National Committee. Msg&data rates may apply. Terms & conditions/privacy policy apply 80810-info.com.

Paid for by the Republican National Committee.
Not Authorized By Any Candidate Or Candidate's Committee. www.gop.com