“I see Iran and Russia are calling for this to stop. Will Russia fight Egypt and SA?”
I was considering this earlier...
The Russians have just GOT to be laughing their a$$es off about this.
They can claim neutrality and promote “Peace”, while they prod and supply Iran from safe and secure lines.
If they push the already nutso Iranian Mullahs enough to respond militarily, perhaps by sinking a tanker, or even closing the Straits of Hormuz, THE PRICE OF OIL WILL SKY-ROCKET, leaving Russia as one of the only “Secure” major suppliers.
The sanctions will mean absolutely nothing, as Europe starts begging on their knees for Russian Gas and Gasoline, to replace supplies from the Gulf that are cut off.
I can’t see a downside from the Russians playing spoiler here.