ArmInfo.The Russian-Turkish rapprochement is quite justified, given the degree of influence of Ankara in the Middle East. A similar opinion was expressed by ArmInfo, the editor-in-chief of the journal "Russia in Global Affairs", the director for scientific work of the Development and Support Fund of the Valdai International Discussion Club, Fedor Lukyanov.
"Russia entered the Middle East with the goal of demonstrating its own return to global politics. However, Moscow is well aware that without cooperation in this region with Turkey we won't succeed there. Accordingly, both countries are trying to realize their own interests if not with mutual support then at least a loyal attitude.Thus, against the backdrop of the long-playing Syrian issue, Moscow will make every effort to preserve business, built on a sober understanding without alternative, relations with Ankaro "- says the analyst.
Ankara, in turn, according to Lukyanov's estimates, is acquiring S-400 air defense systems from Moscow not out of great love or trust in Russia, but to spite the Americans, based on the difficult ups and downs in Trump's relations with Erdogan.
In turn, the Middle East allies of the United States, including Israel, according to analysts, are also not particularly capable in their own steps without the participation of the United States. In particular, in actions and policies regarding Iran. The United States, in turn, is clearly not in a hurry with the war against Iran, given the paradoxical, at first glance, peace-lovingness of the current administration and personally Donald Trump. In this light, according to Lukyanov's forecasts, the United States will limit itself to even greater economic and political pressure on Iran, including all possible methods except direct military invasion.
Russia, in turn, according to Lukyanov's estimates, has tried several times in recent years to defuse the situation around Iran, limiting Tehran's actions in Syria. For example, having prevented, at the request of Israel, the spread of Iranian infrastructure to Israeli borders. However, Israel and the United States today want Iran to not be in Syria at all.
"And here Moscow's possibilities and desire to meet Benjamin Netanyahu and Trump are significantly limited. It's clear that Moscow will not strive for Iran's withdrawal from Syria, if only because of the importance of the role that Tehran plays in resolving the Syrian military-political conflict. We we can ask Tehran for assistance in resolving certain issues related to the security of Israel, but not the departure of Iranians from Syria, "summed up Lukyanov.