Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Putin, Assad love the Iran deal

(Business Insider) The Kremlin likes the Iran deal.

In fact, Putin took some serious credit for it.

"The deal on Iran nuclear program is based on the approach articulated by President Vladimir Putin," the Russian Foreign Ministry tweeted on Tuesday.

Putin added, in a statement released by the Kremlin, that the deal is means that its "bilateral relations with Iran will receive a new impetus and will no longer be influenced by external factors."


(Business Insider) Following the signing of the landmark nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he expected Iran to increase its backing of "just causes" throughout the region.

In a congratulatory message to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei released through Syrian news agency SANA and translated by Reuters, Assad said "we are confident that the Islamic Republic of Iran will support, with greater drive, just causes of nations and work for peace and stability in the region and the world."