Abbas was the only world leader other than Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who expressed support for the Russian president in the wake of the attempted rebellion.
Russia’s president made the remarks in an address at an annual economic forum in St Petersburg on Friday.
The Wagner Group isn’t playing.
What must the Russian dictator be thinking?
In Israeli eyes, Tehran is allied with Moscow because both are in conflict with the U.S. for different reasons, and that fact is far more important than any ideological overlaps between them.
In a phone conversation, Netanyahu stressed his determination to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons or reinforcing its presence in Lebanon and Syria.
Global bureaucrats are less angry with Putin, Xi and Khamenei.
The day the Russian president knows he can win neither on the battlefield nor through blackmail is the day he may seek a diplomatic solution.
Iran and Russia further bind their ties—one an authoritarian regime claiming Divine sanction, the other an authoritarian regime promoting nationalist chauvinism, both of them sworn enemies of Western democracy.
Where is the alternative press’s usual righteous indignation over censorship, imperialism and unjust war? Why so many apologists for Imperial Putin?