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May 21, 1998
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Israel’s trade minister, Natan Sharansky, left for Moscow to discuss the supply of Russian missile technology to Iran. Israel Television reported that the invitation coincided with a scheduled U.S. Senate debate on sanctioning Russian firms which sell military technology to Tehran. Israeli media suggested that Russian officials hoped to have Sharansky convince Israel and the United States that Moscow was taking steps to stop such sales.

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