Russia, Iran Need Each Other, Despite Disagreements

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Iran and Russia


'“There is a general understanding in the region that Russia’s policy in Syria is not about Syria itself but about increasing Russia’s role in the region,” said Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi, an Iran expert at the Royal United Services Institute, a think tank in London. “The fear and concern in Iran is that Russia is very much ready to leave Iran out of the picture.”'