Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Gog Alliance

After energy agreement, Iran sees growing trade with Russia -
UPI reports: "Boasting that it's a result of a multilateral nuclear deal, OPEC-member Iran said its trade volume with oil-rich Russia could pass the $10 billion mark. [...] Iran secured relief from sanctions under the multilateral deal in exchange for agreements to scale back its nuclear research program. Iran and Russia are close nuclear partners, with the latter providing fuel for the former's Bushehr nuclear plant."

Russia, Iran urge dialogue between Afghanistan, Taliban -
UPI reports: "Russian President Vladimir Putin, after meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the Kremlin, urged a direct negotiation between the Afghan government and the Taliban. [...] Last week, U.S. Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, the top U.S. general in Europe, told the Senate Committee on Armed Services that Russia may be giving material support to the Taliban in Afghanistan."

Comment: Like most alliances in history, the future Gog Alliance is based on multiple interests. When economic, diplomatic, military and political interests combine, Russia, Iran, Turkey and a few minions will become the Gog Alliance. 

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