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Political scientist explains whether US can spoil Iran's relations with Russia

28 August, 2023 Monday
17:55

Political analyst Oleh Lisnyi says that the US is working to push Iran away from Russia and create a conflict environment between them

He said this on Espreso TV. 

"The United States can create certain grounds for Iran to have conflict points with Russia. After all, immediately after the news of the US secret talks with Iran, the price of oil reacted downward. There was also information that the United States had agreed with Iran that Tehran would not supply Russia with 'kamikaze' drones and components. Although Russia is already producing such drones on its own, it is the components for them that could become a problem for the Russians," Lisnyi explained.

The political scientist emphasized that consistent US cooperation with Iran could bring positive results.

"We can also talk about an extremely important case. Iran has not yet provided Russia with missiles. Although the Russians say that they have enough of everything, they are still collecting weapons around the world for the war with Ukraine. Therefore, I believe that the United States is doing everything very competently. Washington is working competently to push Iran away from Russia and create a conflict environment. However, this should have been done much earlier," he added.

  • On August 16, the UK Defense Ministry reported that the Russian army may have begun deploying domestic single-use unmanned aerial vehicles based on Iranian Shahed developments.

  • On Friday, August 25, world prices for Brent crude oil rose to USD 83.6 per barrel, but amid weak demand in China and expectations of tighter monetary policy in the US, the price has been falling for the second week in a row.

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