Russia Distancing Itself from Iran

Russian s-300 Anti-Aircraft Missile System


Russia seems to be distancing itself from Iran:

Analysts Say Iran-Russia Relations Worsening

25 June 2010  Andre de Nesnera

Russia has voted for tougher U.N. sanctions on Iran and has frozen a deal to send anti-aircraft missiles to that country.

The conventional wisdom is that Russia’s economic interests in Iran have led Moscow to be a strong supporter of that country, opposing any tough United Nations sanctions against Tehran over its alleged nuclear weapons program.

But many experts, including John Parker with the National Defense University [expressing his personal views] say relations between Russia and Iran have been worsening…–97172974.html

By not providing Iran the S-300 anti-aircraft missile system, Israel has a little less pressure to hurry up and attack Iranian nuclear facilities (which are probably do spread out that all would not be destroyed).  But because of Iran’s nuclear program, it may decide to hurry anyway.

Although Russia’s move should send a signal to Iran, since Iran’s leadership is focused on getting an Islamic leader known as the final Mahdi or thirteenth Imam to rise up, it may not change anything because of Russia’s decisions.

While Bible prophecy suggests that Russia and Iran will eventually cooperate (Ezekiel 38:1-6), that is for a time well past the Great Tribulation.  Right now with Iran determined to get the final Mahdi to rise up (see also Forbes: Iran Preparing for War and the Mahdi), it seems determined to proceed with its plans no matter what any other country, including Russia, wants.

Some articles of possibly related interest may include:

Russia: Its Origins and Prophesied Future Where do the Russians come from? What about those in the Ukraine? What is prophesied for Russia and its allies? What will they do to the Europeans that supported the Beast in the end?
Is Russia the King of the North? Some claim it is. But what does the Bible teach?
Is There A Future King of the South? Some no longer believe there needs to be. Might Egypt, Islam, Iran, Arabs, or Ethiopia be involved? What does the Bible say?
The Arab World (and Iran) In the Bible, History, and Prophecy The Bible discusses the origins of the Arab world and discusses the Middle East in prophecy. What is ahead for the Middle East and those who follow Islam?  How might Iran be involved?
Can the Great Tribulation Begin in 2010, 2011, or 2012? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord?

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