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Israeli officials said the decision by Russian President Vladimir Putin to allow the missile system sale was a clear sign that Tehran is already cashing in on a tentative nuclear deal with world powers, a deal that includes an easing of sanctions on the Iranian economy and faces a deadline of the end of June for a final deal. (Associated Press)

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Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) celebrates the team's 3-0 win over the Boston Bruins with Mike Green (52), Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, and Stanislav Galiev (49), of Russia, after an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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A pro-Russian rebel looks up while riding on a tank flying Russia's flag, on a road east of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, in this Sunday, July 29, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, second left, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, left, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, center, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, second right, and German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier wait for the start of a meeting on Iran's nuclear program with other officials from France, China, the European Union and Iran at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland Tuesday, March 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)

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working late: Members of the Iranian delegation (from left) Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, atomic energy director Ali Akbar Salehi, presidential aide Hossein Fereydoun and Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi are meeting with delegates from Britain, Russia, China, France, Germany, the European Union and the U.S. (Associated Press)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin smiles during a meeting on Internet startups in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow on March 27, 2015. (Associated Press/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Presidential Press Service) **FILE**

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and singer Larisa Dolina sing the national anthem at a rally marking the one year anniversary of annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula, outside the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Speaking to tens of thousands of supporters just outside the Kremlin walls, President Vladimir Putin has described Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula as a move to protect ethnic Russians and regain the nation's "historic roots." (AP Photo/Maxim Shipenkov, Pool)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting of the Victory Day celebrations organizing committee in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Russia's foreign minister says the leader of North Korea is among 26 world leaders who have accepted invitations to Moscow to take part in celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany. (AP Photo/Sergei Ilnitsky, Pool)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin smiles during his meeting in the Konstantin Palace outside St. Petersburg, Russia, March 16, 2015. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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National Edition Opinion cover for March 16, 2015 - Russia flexes its muscle in the Middle East (Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Presidential Press Service) ** FILE **

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Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during a meeting at the Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, March 10, 2015.(AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Presidential Press Service)

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Maria Kirilenko (Washington Capitals' Alexander Ovechkin), of Russia, reacts after winning a point against Maria Sharapova, of Russia, during the opening round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

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Elena Dementieva (former Atlanta Thrasher Maxim Afinogenov) of Russia runs to the net after beating Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia 7-5, 6-2 at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Friday, Sept. 3, 2010. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a joint news conference with Cyprus' President Nicos Anastasiades in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. Russia and Cyprus have signed a military cooperation agreement that would allow Russian navy ships to make regular port calls on the island. (AP Photo/Yuri Kadobnov, Pool)

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A pro-Russia rebel cossack, second left, hugs another rebel in Debaltseve, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. After weeks of relentless fighting, the embattled Ukrainian rail hub of Debaltseve fell Wednesday to Russia-backed separatists, who hoisted a flag in triumph over the town. The Ukrain(...)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to a question during his and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban news conference at the parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

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Ukrainian government soldiers sit on top of their armored vehicle driving on a road stretching away from the town of Artemivsk, Ukraine, towards Debaltseve, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. Ukrainian government troops and Russia-backed rebels failed Tuesday to start pulling back heavy weaponry from the front line in eastern Ukraine as a deadline passed to do so. Under a cease-fire agreement negotiated by the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France last week, the warring sides were to begin withdrawing heavy weapons from the front line on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

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Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic returns the ball to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia during the second day of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)