US worried over Russia-Syria weapons deal

August 23rd, 2008 - 8:46 am ICT by IANS  

Washington, Aug 23 (Xinhua) The US has voiced its grave concern over reports that Russia is working on a deal to sell weapons to Syria. “We are obviously very concerned about reports that Russia may be providing weapons, weapons systems to Syria,” State Department spokesman Robert Wood told reporters Friday.

“We have always said to the Russians that these sales should not go forward, as they don’t contribute to regional stability,” Wood said, urging Russia not to go through with these sales.

Earlier this week, Russia’s Interfax news agency quoted a diplomatic source in Moscow as saying that Syria and Russia were working on a complex deal involving Damascus buying anti-aircraft and anti-tank missile systems.

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