Iranians voted to elect new members of parliament and the Assembly of Experts. The results show people favoring reform, integration into the global economic and political systems, and restoring ties with the West. This is good news for Iran but not so for Russia, which has long had close ties with Iranian hardliners, who proclaim the United States the “Great Satan” and oppose rapprochement with the West.
Iran is looking to the West with much more curiosity and hope than to Russia.Maria Dubovikova
Moscow and Tehran will continue cooperating militarily, as Russian weaponry is less expensive than its Western counterparts. They will continue nuclear and space cooperation, and maintain a common position on the Syrian conflict.SHOW MORE