Russia Denies Plan To Sell Air Defense System To Syria

05/10/2013 09:57 am ET | Updated Jul 10, 2013
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MOSCOW, May 10 (Reuters) - Russia has no plans to sell Syria an advanced air defense system, its foreign minister said on Friday, denying media reports that it planned such a sale.

Itar-Tass news agency quoted Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying Russia would be fulfilling contracts it has already concluded with Damascus but that this did not include sales of the S-300 system.

(Reporting by Jason Bush, Editing by Timothy Heritage)

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