Russia will continue to supply modern military armament to Syria 0302124


Defense News - Russia

Friday, February 3, 2012, 01:23 PM
Russia will continue to supply modern military armament to Syria.
Russia would continue supplying arms to Syria, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said on Thursday, February 2, 2012. "Russia is committed to its international obligations regarding conventional weapons supplies. We will not violate any international obligations," Antonov told a press conference here.

A video of Syrian military exercises shows that Syrian armed forces are equipped with the latest generation of Russian made mobile missile air defence system SA-17 BUK M2


What is not prohibited is allowed," he said, adding Russia did not supply Damascus with "destabilizing arms."

"Syria is satisfied with the military-technical cooperation with Russia. As of today, there are no restrictions on our supplies. We must fulfill our obligations (to Syria) and we will do that," Antonov said.

According to the deputy minister, Syrian authorities have not used the Russian weapons against anti-government protestors.

Antonov also said Moscow had no information the weapons had been transferred to a third party.

"We have agreements with Syria that the Russian side will control the arms we supply. We have a capability to inspect these arms," he said.