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SCW RUSSIAWIRE: "Russia Rejected Iran S-400 Missile Request Amid Gulf Tension" - Bloomberg

"Russia has rejected an Iranian request to buy S-400 missile defense systems, concerned that the sale would stoke more tension in the Middle East, according to [sources]. Sales of the missile systems are controversial in the Middle East. Turkey ... NATO member and ... U.S. ally, is risking punitive measures by the Trump administration for agreeing to buy the batteries. ... a showdown is brewing between the Islamic Republic ... and the U.S. and its Gulf Arab allies .... Trump agreed this month to send more U.S. troops to the region after the U.S. blamed Iran for attacks on Saudi oil installations as well as four ships. ... Russia and Iran have enjoyed close political and military ties in recent years, though there have been signs that Moscow is seeking to gradually reduce Iran’s footprint in the Middle East as it seeks to protect its relations with other regional powers such as Saudi Arabia and Israel...."

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