Russian Policy on Iran: Balancing is Best

The world wants Iran to give up any aspiration to become a nuclear weapons state and the United Nations has backed sanctions several times. Russia has its doubts. It benefits from trade and nuclear deals with Iran and the Bushehr nuclear plant is finally about to open. If Iran changed, Moscow’s influence might wane, if it became more radical it could be a threat. For Moscow, the current balancing act is best.

The World Today Updated 14 October 2020 Published 1 May 2010 4 minute READ

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