Putin Travels to Iran in high stakes talk with Turkish President Erdogan and Supreme Leader Khamenei

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, speaks to Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi on the sideline of the summit of Caspian Sea littoral states in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, on June 29, 2022. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)

Revelations 6:3-4 “when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4 And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.

Important Takeaways:

  • In Message to the West, Putin Visits Iran to Bolster Ties as War Rages on in Ukraine
  • Putin’s second trip abroad since Russia began its invasion of Ukraine
  • Putin is scheduled to hold talks with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
  • The talks will be centered on several pressing issues facing the region, including the Syrian civil war and a UN-backed deal aimed at resuming exports of Ukrainian grain to alleviate the global food crisis.
  • Although Turkey is a NATO member and has fought against Russia in previous conflicts, both sides see something to gain in the high-stakes talks in Iran.
  • Unlike other countries, Turkey has not imposed sanctions on Russia, making it a desperately needed potential partner for an increasingly isolated Moscow.
  • Meanwhile, Turkey is relying on the Russian market as it grapples with economic woes of its own. Additionally, Turkey has sought to help broker talks to end the war in Ukraine.
  • Iran is more open to talks with the Kremlin amid reports of an emerging US-backed Arab-Israeli alliance that could tip the balance of power in the Middle East away from Iran.

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