Russia Deepens Ties With Iran Amidst Ukraine and Nuclear Talks

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Seeking to stave off the effects of continuing sanctions from the West, Russia is openly strengthening its military and economic ties with Iran as evidenced by Russia fielding Iranian-made drones in Ukraine. This deepening of ties comes at a time when, according to Secretary of State Blinken, the likelihood of a new nuclear deal with Iran, especially in the near future, seems unlikely.  White House officials have said the new relationship between the two countries represents “a profound threat.”