Friday, October 26, 2007

Attack Iran And You Attack Russia by Pepe Escobar


I have previously featured the writer Pepe Escobar in a very readable piece Roving in the red zone Escobar now takes a look at the relationship between Russia and Iran and the role played by Ahmadinejad in a poorly functioning Iran. Well worth reading to conclusion.

Attack Iran and you attack Russia
By Pepe Escobar

The barely reported highlight of Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Tehran for the Caspian Sea summit last week was a key face-to-face meeting with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

A high-level diplomatic source in Tehran tells Asia Times Online that essentially Putin and the Supreme Leader have agreed on a plan to nullify the George W Bush administration's relentless drive towards launching a preemptive attack, perhaps a tactical nuclear strike, against Iran. An American attack on Iran will be viewed by Moscow as an attack on Russia. more

US imposes strict economic sanctions on Iran

Iran's foreign ministry has condemned the sanctions imposed by the US on its military and three banks, calling them contrary to international law.

Putin objected on Thursday to new sanctions against Iran

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