Russia denies to halt cruise missile sale to syria

Russia stands by its international obligations and has no plans tostop an arms deal with Syria, a Kremlin aide said on Saturday.
Sergei Prikhodko said recent reports in some Israel media outlets misrepresented Russia's position on cooperation with Syria.
The Haaretz daily reported on Friday that Israel was working to"thwart a Russian arms deal with Syria" and that Prime MinisterBenjamin Netanyahu had asked his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin,to stop the sale of advanced P-800 Yakhont supersonic cruise missiles.

"Lately, some Israeli media outlets have been actively disseminatinginformation distorting Russia's position on the implementation of itsobligations to Syria, including in the sphere of military and technicalcooperation," Prikhodko said.
"I would like to stress that the Russian Federation honors all theagreements that were previously signed between Russia and Syria."
He said Russia's military cooperation policy is shaped by the president and is not directed against third countries.

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