18.12.11

Iran Russia strategic alliance

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Any protection by Russia of Iran logically means closer military cooperation.

This means joint military exercises, large and small scale.

Greater transfer and exchange of military hardware and technology. Much more than the meager present.

Greater cooperation/coordination between the military commands of both countries.

Discussion and exchange of ideas over intelligence on likely war scenario's, and what will be the proper joint response.

Russian naval presence in the Persian Gulf, to match and counter the presence of the USA.

Greater military presence of Russian personnel in Iran, advising and working with their Iranian counter-parts.

Some of these points have been argued before and conveyed at least 5 years back if not earlier.

Defending Russia means fi
ghting and defending Syria, Iran, Afghanistan, Central Asia, the Caucasus and of course Mongolia.

Russia MUST learn to be more proactive at least in these theaters, and not be so shy.

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'Russia to stop any attack on Iran'

By presstv.com


Russia will try to stop any military attack on Iranian nuclear facilities as any threat to the Islamic Republic is a problem for Moscow, a Russian military expert tells Press TV.

Vladimir Yevseyev, the director of the Russian Center for Socio-Political Studies, told Press TV on Saturday that “a military attack against Tehran will be a serious problem for Russia, because Caucasus and Central Asia are strategic regions for Russia.”

He also described the downing of a US spy drone by Iran's Army a great achievement, saying the United States has violated Iran's airspace which is against the international law.

Yevseyev added that Russia will also intercept any drones if they want to enter the Russian territory, noting that Russia can use the Iranian experience in downing the US drone.

He also called for closer cooperation between Tehran and Moscow to solve the regional problems.

Iranian Army's electronic warfare unit successfully brought down the US RQ-170 Sentinel stealth aircraft with minimal damage on Sunday, December 4, 2011. The aircraft was flying over the northeastern Iran city of Kashmar, some 225 kilometers (140 miles) away from the Afghan border.

On December 6, two US officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed that the drone had been part of a US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) espionage mission, involving the US intelligence community stationed in Afghanistan.

They said the reconnaissance capability of the drone enabled it to gather information from inside Iran by flying along Afghanistan's border with the Islamic Republic.

The RQ-170 is designed and developed by the US Lockheed Martin Company.