Russia and Iran; Tactical Union or Strategic Partnership?

Andrey Kortunov

Russia and Iran; Tactical Union or Strategic Partnership?

The term “strategic partnership” is very popular in Moscow. Over the years, it has been used to describe Russia’s relations with various countries, including the United States, China, Belarus and Chile, and even supranational associations (the European Union, for example). These days, the words “strategic partnership” can often be heard when referring to relations between Moscow and Tehran. Talk of a strategic partnership between Russia and Iran ...