Putin in Iran for Raisi, Erdogan talks overwhelmed by war

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian partner Vladimir Putin will hold Syria chats with Iran’s Ebrahim Raisi in Tehran.

Russian President Vladimir Putin held chats with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Iran on Tuesday, the Kremlin chief’s most memorable excursion outside the previous Soviet Union since Moscow’s February 24 attack of Ukraine.

During his visit to Tehran, Putin will likewise hold his most memorable up close and personal gathering since the attack with a Nato chief, Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan, to examine an arrangement that would continue Ukraine’s Black Sea grain trades as well as harmony in Syria.

Putin’s excursion, which comes only days after US President Joe Biden visited Israel and Saudi Arabia, sends major areas of strength for a toward the West about Moscow’s arrangements to fashion nearer essential binds with Iran, China and India notwithstanding Western approvals.

Film of Putin’s gathering with Khamenei showed the Russian chief and the Iranian president sitting together a couple of meters from the Supreme Leader, in a simple white room. Just an Iranian banner and a picture of progressive pioneer Ayatollah Khomeini should have been visible behind the scenes.

“The contact with Khamenei is vital,” Yuri Ushakov, Putin’s international strategy guide, told columnists in Moscow. “A believing discourse has created between them on the main issues on the two-sided and worldwide plan.”

“Generally speaking, our positions are close or indistinguishable.”

Any Turkish activity in Syria would go after the Kurdish YPG volunteer army, a critical piece of the US-supported Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) that controls enormous pieces of north Syria and is viewed by Washington as a significant partner against Islamic State.

A senior Turkish authority said Turkey’s arranged activity would be examined in Tehran, as would reports that Russia and Kurdish powers were acting together in certain areas of Syria.

Russia and Iran are Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s most grounded patrons, while Turkey upholds hostile to Assad extremists.

Putin, who turns 70 this year, has made not many unfamiliar excursions in that frame of mind because of the Covid-19 pandemic and afterward the Ukraine emergency. His last outing past the previous Soviet Union was to China in February.

His respective discussions with Erdogan will zero in on an arrangement to get Ukrainian grain sends out moving once more.

Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and the United Nations are supposed to sign an arrangement in the not so distant future pointed toward continuing the transportation of grain from Ukraine across the Black Sea.