US welcomes Russian decision to ban missile sales to Iran

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
September 22, 2010 23:37




The White House issued a statement Wednesday welcoming the executive order signed by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev banning all sales of S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems to Iran.

"We believe President Medvedev has demonstrated leadership on holding Iran accountable to its international obligations from start to finish," said Mike Hammer, a spokesman for the National Security Council.


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