Russia’s Vladimir Putin just suffered a major setback in the Middle East…delivered by no less than Iran’s Supreme leader, the Ayatollah Khamenei.
A few days ago, there was a news story out that sent a shock through the foreign policy establishment here in the U.S. and elsewhere, that Russia would now base a squadron of its Tupolev 22M3 heavy bombers and support aircraft in Iran’s Nojef airbase. This was, of course, a huge game changer and Russia’s Foreign ministry proudly trumpeted the news in world media as a major sign of Russian dominance in the region.
Except it wasn’t. The whole thing blew up in the Russian’s faces, and in a particularly humiliating way.
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