Mahmoud Ahmadinejad lambasted Russia for backing out of a deal to sell Iran missiles today, accusing the country of “selling out” Iran to its enemies. “Some officials have been deceived by the Satan and thought that by illegally canceling an arms deal, they could harm Iran,” he told a rally today. And by “Satan” he probably meant the US, according to the Jerusalem Post.
Russia had agreed to sell Iran its S-300 anti-aircraft missile system, but backed out of the deal because of new UN sanctions against Iran. But Ahmadinejad argued that they were still bound by the contract, and promised to “force them to make good the damage caused,” according to Haaretz. “If you think that Iran would make concessions to the US because of the canceled missile deal, then you should know that Iran would never do this,” he said. (Read more Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stories.)