UPDATED 7:31 AM PT – Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Iran for talks with Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, President Ebrahim Raisi, and Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan. During meetings in Tehran Tuesday, Putin reaffirmed Russia’s plan to deepen economic and security ties with Iran.
Putin’s visit to Iran today should tell you all you need to know.
The new Axis of Evil is scheming against the U.S. and our allies because President Biden has given them the runway they need.
We cannot continue to sit back and watch it happen.
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For their part, Iranian leaders praised Putin for standing up to the globalist agenda and for confronting NATO in Ukraine. Putin also praised Iran for opening the Ruble-Rial currency exchange in Tehran, while stating that mutual trade is going to skyrocket.
“Our relationship is really developing at a good pace,” said the Russian President. “We boast record levels of growth in trade. We are strengthening our engagement on international security issues and making a significant contribution to resolving the Syrian conflict.”
For his part, Turkish President Erdogan praised Russia for a recent agreement on exporting grain from Ukraine. Putin then invited Erdogan and Raisi for the next trilateral summit that will be held in Russia.
Putin talking on grain in Iran. I wonder, this increase of russia’s grain export potential in 2022 from 30 to 50 million – did russia made a quantum leap in terms of agriculture technologies this year? Or this increase is simply thanks to the grain stolen in Ukraine? pic.twitter.com/v3DGzLtIIx
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