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Iran Is Double-Edged Sword For Russia

From the political point of view, strengthening contacts with Iran enables Russia to, first of all, demonstrate its well-known solidarity with countries that have found themselves out of favor with the West at one time or another; second, assert the right of peoples to choose their own special path of national development; and third, defend Syria’s “sovereignty,” thereby showing its opponents that there are forces capable of helping countries withstand the onslaught of “imported revolutions.” However, all of these political motives bring Moscow few direct benefits.

Read Here – Moscow Times


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