Iran and Russia’s ‘Partnership of Convenience’ Expands to Ukraine

Iran and Russia’s ‘Partnership of Convenience’ Expands to Ukraine
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi meet in Tehran, Iran, July 19, 2022 (Sipa photo via AP Images).

Iran’s sale of drones to Russia and reported engagement on the ground in Ukraine could further complicate its already rocky relationship with the West. But despite this, Iran and Russia still stand to gain geopolitically and economically from an expansion of their collaboration, even if it is a partnership of convenience.

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