Putin Pledges to Complete Iran’s Nuclear Reactor
The bad old days of the Russian bear are back with a vengeance, as Vladimir Putin pledges to complete Iran’s nuclear reactor, and makes agreements with Caspian Sea nations to obstruct any action to stop it.
President Putin forged an alliance with Iran yesterday against any military action by the West and pledged to complete the controversial Iranian nuclear power plant at Bushehr.
A summit of Caspian Sea nations in Tehran agreed to bar foreign states from using their territory for military strikes against a member country. Mr Putin, the first Kremlin leader to visit Iran since the Second World War, insisted that the use of force was unacceptable.
“It is important … that we not only not use any kind of force but also do not even think about the possibility of using force,” he told the leaders of Iran, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.