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  • "The Russian sale of the S-300 to Syria is a massive game changer," said Anthony H. Cordesman, a senior national security Middle East scholar at the Center for Strategic International Studies think tank in Washington. "If it is more than a matter of words, and actual transfers take place, it virtually ensures that the U.S.-Russian talks will be meaningless."

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  • Such a development would also send "warning signals" to the West about Russia's possible intent to make "similar arms transfer to Iran," said Mr. Cordesman, who added that Moscow's move may also "drag Israel into the Syrian fighting, and would sharply alter U.S. and allied 'no fly' capabilities if the Syrians can quickly absorb the system and make it effective."

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