Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Senior Fellow Amb. David Smith takes aim at Russia's plan to sell missiles to Syria, in a recent issue of the Georgian publication Tabula. Amb. Smith writes that Russia will provide Syria with P-800 Yakhont anti-ship cruise missiles under a contract worth more than $300 million. What's more, he writes that US and Israeli attempts to object have been complicated by a recent Israel-Russia military cooperation agreement and by Washington's dedication to a "reset" policy. Pointing out that the US and allies are simultaneously maintaining an arms embargo against Georgia, Amb. Smith writes, "It is apparently OK to arm a cutthroat dictatorship that arms the terrorist Hezbollah and Hamas. But it is apparently not OK to provide a fellow democracy with the weapons it needs for its legitimate defense in the face of Russian invasion and occupation." Click below to read the article in full.
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