State Department Discusses Alleged Armenia SCUDs

WASHINGTON (M2 Communications)–During the daily briefing at the State Department Monday–the issue of Russian and Armenian military relations were further discussed.

Answering questions spokesperson James Foley–said that the Administration’s position on the accusations of arms delivery–specifically SCUD missiles to Armenia by Russia had remained the same–and that is to say the US does not have any extensive information on the alleged arms delivery.

Foley asserted that experts would need to look at the situation again–to reassess the Administration’s position on the issue.

As to journalists’ concerns as to Russia’s apparent attempt to encircle Turkey–a NATO ally–with sophisticated weaponry–with providing Greek Cyprus and Iran with such equipment–Foley said that he–in effect–the Administration was unaware of such deliveries to Greek Cyprus and Iran.

Foley said–"There is a permanent heightened concern regarding efforts by Iran to acquire weapons of mass destruction and the means to deliver them. That is unchanged."

Responding on the question of Armenia again Foley said–"…I would look into it to see if our assessment has changed. So the very premise of your [journalist’s] question–I am not accepting because there are some holes in the reasoning."


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