Could the Axis of Evil get a new spoke in Russia? An advisor to Iran’s Supreme Leader told reporters it would be their “ideal” for Russia to ally with the Islamic Republic, Syria, and Lebanese terror group Hezbollah. Russian news source Sputnik International quoted Ali Akbar Velayati as saying that “the prerequisites for the creation of such an alliance are prepared” as he noted his own nation’s ties with Russia on the Middle East issues.
However, the same day the Iranian official raised the specter of a Russian alliance with one of the world’s most dangerous terror groups, the highest ranking member of Russia’s parliament told Israel they “will not allow the transfer of weapons to an organization that wreaks destruction and death,” according to a press release on the website of the Israeli Knesset. Chairwoman of the Russian Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko, who is the highest-ranking Russian official after their president and prime minister, was visiting Israel on Wednesday. … Continue Reading