Russian-British differences over Iraq have receded into the past, said Prime Minister Tony Blair as he and Russia's President Vladimir Putin were addressing a joint news conference to sum up today's negotiations.
Ever since the UN Security Council adopted its resolution No. 1483, Europe, Russia, the USA and China have been willing to join hands for the Iraqi future, and tackle related issues together. "Now I really feel the world is working in concert," though opinions may differ on particular matters, said Mr. Blair.
President Putin said he agreed with Tony Blair's every word. "Our opinions occasionally do not coincide. When they don't, we frankly say so to each other - and we never conceal our differences from the public," he added.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a briefing in Beijing that the question about the shipment of S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems to Syria had not been resolved yet. However, Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad said that S-300 missile systems had been delivered to Syria last month
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