Russia is contemplating an agreement on cooperation in the field of sports and physical culture with Iran. According to the Government Information Department, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov has instructed the State Committee on Physical Culture, Sports and Tourism to conclude this agreement with the Physical Culture Organisation of Iran on the basis of the Russian State Sports Committee's proposal, which was coordinated with the Russian foreign ministry.
Representatives of the Israeli Defence Ministry responded to recent reports about the possible delivery of S-300 SAM systems from Russia to Syria. Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Israel would destroy those systems
Russia is to start supplying S-300 air defence systems to Syria in the near future. The shipments will be conducted free of charge