The Russian and Iranian foreign ministers met in Moscow to discuss regional issues and opportunities for cooperation.
By Arron Stein, Ariane M. Tabatabai & Afshon Ostovar, FPRI: "The Islamic Republic of Iran has been at war for almost its entire existence, beginning with the Iraqi invasion of the country in 1980 and, then, in an asymmetric way in support of regional clients, often working against American allies and partners in the Middle East."
Iran to Develop Nuclear Centrifuges in Defiance of JCPOA
By Darryl Coote, UPI: "Iran announced it would begin developing centrifuges to hasten its uranium enrichment, the latest move by the Middle Eastern country to distance itself from a landmark 2015 nuclear accord aimed at preventing it from developing a nuclear weapon."
By Dr. Alon J. Doenyas, September 5, 2019
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: If the world press is anything to go by, the Turkey-Iran courtship is getting serious, and Russia is playing best man. The two countries’ strengthening ties are based on shared regional goals, the most prominent of which is Syria. But how sincere is the burgeoning relationship?
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quoting Josef Joffe via Reuters
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and their Social Democrat (SPD) coalition partners turned their sights with some relief on new hurdles months down the road after withstanding a far-right battering in two eastern regional elections on Sunday.