ArmInfo. Recently, prerequisites have appeared that indicate that relations between the United States and Russia will improve. Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia Ruben Safrastyan said this at a press conference on May 15. He noted that this can give its positive results, since the confrontation between these two countries contributes to the preservation of instability throughout the world.
As for the news that the United States intends to place in the Middle East 120 thousandth army grouping is a signal sent to Iran. "I believe that with this statement, the United States wants to exert psychological pressure on Iran to advance its interests in the region. However, at the moment neither Tehran nor Washington want war. So I think that the deployment of this group is unlikely " said the Orientalist.
At the same time, the expert stressed that it is unlikely that Iran will soon give way to Washington, probably the whole of Iran will retain the independence of its foreign policy. When asked whether it is possible that this situation will lead to the closure of the border between Iran and Armenia, Safrastyan noted that this is unlikely. For the Turkologist, this is only possible if hostilities begin in Iran, which is not expected in the near future.