Conflicting statements from Russian officials on whether or not it will scrap the pending S-300 surface-to-air missile system sale to Iran because of new United Nations sanctions over Tehran's continued pursuit of nuclear weapons. First, an "industry source" said the S-300 deal was off. Now, Russia's Foreign Ministry says the sale is still on. Israel has stated publicly that the sale of S-300s to Iran is a red line that would prompt an Israeli military attack.
-- Greg Grant