Skip to comments.Report: Putin to travel to Iran for nuclear strategy talks
Posted on 09/14/2013 8:56:05 AM PDT by Hoodat
Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted Irans invitation to visit Tehran to work out a strategy for the Islamic regimes nuclear program, Fars News Agency reported Saturday. The West believes the Iranian program is a front for developing nuclear weapons.
Putin, seen by Irans clerical establishment as a strong opponent to America and the West especially after his successful political play on averting a U.S. missile strike on Syria was approached by Iran to protect the Islamic regime in the face of continued pressure by the West over its illicit nuclear program. Russia and the U.S. reached agreement Saturday to take control of Syrian President Bashar Assads chemical weapons arsenal by mid-2014.
Fars, the media outlet run by Irans Revolutionary Guards, said Putin will soon travel to Tehran, although details of the trip have yet to be announced. Fars said Iranian President Hassan Rowhani issued the invitation to Putin on Friday while both leaders were attending the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Putins spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said the Russian president accepted.
Russia could possibly take new steps in solving the Iranian nuclear dossier, Rowhani said. The Russian initiative in relation to the Syrian chemical weapons and the steps taken by the Syrian officials provide this hope that a new war can be averted in the region.
Russia looks at Iran like a good neighbor, Putin was quoted as saying. I am very happy meeting the new Iranian president and personally congratulate him for his [recent presidential] victory. We are aware of the opinions on the worlds stage in relation with Irans nuclear program; however, we have to also consider that Iran is our neighbor, a good neighbor. . . .
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Can you checkmate twice in the same game.
These guys are moving fast because they know our elections cause things to change quickly. With Syria and Iran off the table, I would hate to be sitting in Tel Aviv this morning.
Watch for them to get involved with Egypt next.
Putin played this mulatto fool for all it was worth.
Obama did just announced he's going to visit the Phillipenes and Indonesia (and others) in early October. New game, new checkmate.
While our “president” cuddles up with Muslims...
Obama gave Putin a big wave, from which he can create a tsunami.
He’s making himself the most important leader in the world right now, and loving every minute of it.
Like I’ve said numerous times in the past....all the people who don’t want the U.S. to be the world’s police (and that includes Obama, cuz he said so himself the other day), there are other countries who are waiting to take over the position and Russia is one of them.
Since Obama is vacating the U.S.’s position, Putin is wasting no time stepping in.
That’s not a good thing for the rest of the free world.
In the irony of all ironies an ex KGB agent will likely win the next Nobel Peace prize. Funny, he will deserve it far more than the current pretender in the White House ever did.
Waiting to hear from all the FReepers who’ve been saying that the U.S. shouldn’t be the world’s police anymore.....
maybe they don’t mind if Russia takes over that position.
Putin is sittin on top of the world for the moment. Let’s hope someone has the guts to knock him off
This is what we call balance of power. What was done regarding Iran by US in the past few years? Nothing. Russians are no big fans of Iran but in this case they will have more control that will be beneficial to everyone. Sadly we in US have no real politicians and diplomats in power who can play on the world stage.
“Russians are no big fans of Iran but in this case they will have more control that will be beneficial to everyone.”
Russia having control anywhere is never beneficial to everyone....it benefits Russia
FReepers don’t believe what obama does will ultimately be in US interest and like watching him flounder. Is this good for us? No. Condelezza Rice warned about this happening where some other countries would fill the vacuum if US influence was allowed to recede. I think it was going to happen anyway with obama in control.
Well frankly I don't feel so comfortable sitting in the United States these days, with the incompetent fool we have as our president, stumbling and bumbling away while our enemies unite against us.
We are being strategically encircled, both militarily and financially. The fall of Rome will look like a 1.0 quake compared to what the Marxists around the world have in mind for us. Obama, Jarrett, Axelrod and even Michelle are salivating over the prospect as they think that they will be the beneficiaries. They should remember what happened to Mussolini and his pals.
We should police when it is in our vested national interest to do so. When we fight wars, we need to DECLARE war and fight like we did in WWII. Our police work in Afghanistan and Iraq were “targeted” and under ROE’s that created defeat. Nothing obama would do in syria would make any positive change for us or the world... the time for that action was when he was policing Libya... and that was right after he policed Egypt... how is all that working out for our republic?
Isn’t the same can apply to US? Every country have their own interest but at the current moment Russians have more control of Iran then any other country. Political weakness of the US leadership created vacuum that was filled by Russia. Better them then chaos.