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Netanyahu Makes a Deal with Russia?

Here is one way to get positive action out of Russia on Iran, shortly following Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Moscow.  From Tony Halpin in the Times:

There were suggestions that the Kremlin may have agreed to block the S-300 sale to Iran in exchange for Israeli willingness to halt arms sales to Georgia, which fought a war with Russia over the breakaway region of South Ossetia in 2008. Israel sold unmanned reconnaissance drones to Georgia and helped train its military before the conflict.

Mr Netanyahu did not deny a link in an interview with Kommersant newspaper yesterday. He said: “Whenever it comes to arms sales, we always take into account the concerns of all sides and we expect Russia to do the same – to act in the interest of stability in unstable regions.”