Russia suspends selling missile systems to Syria: Report
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a ceremony to inaugurate a guesthouse for Russia's Christian pilgrims at a Jordan Valley site where many Christians believe Jesus was baptised on June 26, 2012. AFP Photo
Russia's top weapon producers have suspended the sale of the S-300 missile system to Syria, Russian daily Vedomosti has reported.
Russia’s Almaz-Antey was reportedly scheduled to deliver the system to Syrian sources between 2012 and 2013 but the expected sale was halted on government orders, according to the report.
Vedomosti said it accessed information provided by sources within the military industry.
Damascus' economic troubles could be one of the reasons behind the halt, the report said.
Russia has been struggling to end rumors that it is providing weapons for the Syrian government to quell the country’s long-running uprising.