The US has recently introduced a new round of sanctions targeting several Russian companies over the alleged non-compliance with the nuclear nonproliferation regime imposed on Iran, Syria and North Korea.
The restrictive measures were also imposed on some Chinese, Iranian and Syrian companies. The new sanctions are meant to last for two years unless a decision to lift them is made.
According to the CAWAT representative, the sanctions will not affect Moscow. The sanctions were "essentially in place since 1993 when Russia became active on the global arms market," the expert noted.
"We have been living in an extremely competitive climate for at least two decades and still manage to be the second arms exporter globally," the analyst observed, adding that Russia is inking more arms deals each year.