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Putin in Iran to rebalance US power

A few days after Joe Biden traveled to Saudi Arabia, Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, arrives in Tehran to meet with his Iranian counterpart, Ebrahim Raisi, with the aim of deepening ties and balancing the influence that Washington is gaining in the Middle East. . On his visit to Iran, which begins tomorrow, the Kremlin leader will also meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has been making efforts to resolve the cereal crisis.

The president of the Economic Commission of the Iranian Parliament, Mohammad Reza Purebrahimi, anticipated last week that “the planning of economic cooperation between Tehran and Moscow will be the priority of the meetings between the leaders” of Russia and Iran – which, despite recent months have been strengthening relations, have a long diplomatic history.

Although the current scenario favors the promotion of ties between the two countries, “Iran and Russia, especially since September 11, 2001, have been playing with a mutual approach to gain influence against the USA, which has been putting itself as a kind of common enemy to the two states”, recalls Sandra Fernandes, a specialist in International Relations. “The Middle East is a strategic priority for Russia”, says the researcher, stressing that, after Joe Biden visited Saudi Arabia, “Iran’s enemy in that region”, it is essential for both countries to “consolidate alliances”.

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