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Iran Hopes Russia and China Oppose US Role in Mideast, Central Asia

An article in Iranian media looked to a Russian political analyst to understand how Russia might aid Iran in its own ambitions in the region. “The main goal of the United States in the Middle East and Central Asia at the moment is to create problems for strong political and economic partnerships,” the article notes.

Iran’s media frequently have long interviews when they try to project their own beliefs through the interviewed expert. This interview should be seen in that light.

The goal of the interview was to shed light on how the US was seeking partners in Central Asia, and what Russia, China, and Iran might do about it. The US is leaving Afghanistan so America’s adversaries sense this is the time to unite. “Russia has supported the construction of the Uzbek-Afghanistan-Pakistan railway (Mazar-e-Sharif-Kabul-Peshawar), which is seen as a competitor and alternative to the North-South international transport corridor, in which Iran and Russia also participate,” the article notes. (JPost / VFI News)

“God, we ask that you encourage those who seek peace and progress with Israel to find unity and support among one another.”