Military Review

Several reasons to make an alliance with Iran


The Iranian defense minister proposed Russia to conclude a military alliance to defend against NATO. It is assumed that India and China will also be included in this union under discussion, apart from Russia.

If such an alliance is created, it will unite countries with a population of 3 billion people and, perhaps, will have the strongest army in the world. If we consider that the American world has now clearly entered a phase of decline, it is precisely around such a union that the contours of the post-American world order can grow.

Of course, there are compelling reasons to suppose that we will not enter into a defensive alliance with Iran right now: we will have to work on a large number of pitfalls in advance, and we are unlikely to have time to do this earlier than in a few years. However, Iran is a very important player in its field, and concluding an alliance with Iran meets our strategic interests.

If we look at the map, we will see that Iran is the only country through which transit can provide Russia with convenient access to the Indian Ocean. Routes bypassing Iran look much less interesting.

Judge for yourself: you can get around Iran from the east through Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan or Uzbekistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan. At the same time, if Russia exerts an important stabilizing effect on the republics of the former USSR, and China, in turn, is now trying to connect Pakistan to the orbit of its influence, then in Afghanistan it does not even smell like that. Seriously discuss the transit routes through Afghanistan can be very soon.

Attempts to circumvent Iran from the West come up against even more unfortunate combinations: for example, Turkey-Syria-Iraq-Saudi Arabia-UAE. There is no point in discussing these routes, it’s too difficult and dangerous to build such a route.

Thus, if Russia wants to get access to the Indian Ocean - and we need this output - we are doomed to close cooperation with Iran.

The second reason why Iran is very important to us is Iranian oil. At present, Iran has actually transferred its oil under our control: and we, in turn, took Iran under our wing. Russia begins supplying C-300 anti-aircraft complexes to Iran, builds nuclear power plants in Iran:

Contracts are currently being worked out for the construction of AvtoVAZ, KAMAZ and GAZ assembly plants in Iran. “Russian Railways” intend to participate in the modernization and electrification of Iranian railways:

Remembering the Soviet terms, we can say that Russia is becoming the elder brother of Iran, and a number of military, economic and political problems are helping Iran to solve.

Is this side of cooperation beneficial for Russia?

Of course. First, Iran has enough money to pay in full our nuclear power plants and our C-300. Secondly, I repeat, Iran transfers control over its oil to us, which allows Russia to talk to far more powerful hydrocarbon importers.

Go ahead. After the United States will have to focus on its internal problems - and tomorrow, by the way, I will write about sad forecasts for the US in more detail - the alignment of forces will change dramatically in the Middle East.

Currently, Turkey, our important partner and enemy of the United States, has the strongest army in the region. Iran has the third largest army in the Middle East, which will also benefit after leaving the United States hostile to him in hospital:

Look again at the map: Turkey and Iran are located in the form of a natural barrier that can protect Russia from the export of the horror that is now brewing in Arab countries.

Let's take a quick look at the main pain points in the region.

1. ISIS, perhaps, does not need additional views. It is worth mentioning that, in the opinion of a number of ISIS experts, Washington was created and nurtured, while in the media there is ample evidence that ISIL still receives weapon from amerikatsev:

2. Israel has the second largest army in the region, and the tough policy of this young state has created a lot of enemies for it. After the departure of Washington, on which Israel critically depends on political and economic plans, it is very likely that Israel will simply be forced into military confrontation with its neighbors.

3. The fire in revolutionary Yemen is only beginning to flare up, and there is no reason to believe that it can end soon.

4. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is going through a very difficult stage of its development: there at any moment a desperate struggle for power can begin, which will lead to civil war and the disintegration of the kingdom into small fragments.

Of course, Russia will, to the best of its strength, participate in the elimination of the "controlled chaos" generously poured by the Americans. From the north, we will rely on Turkey, Syria and Iran, and from the west, on Egypt, which has received a powerful orange vaccine. We don’t have the option of “close your eyes and turn away”; the problem must be solved. Anyway, the assistance of Iran will prove invaluable in solving the Middle East problem.

Let's look at the map again. To the north of Iran, between the Black and the Caspian Sea, lie the blue mountains of the Caucasus. Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan — three very important republics for Russia — after the conclusion of a union between Russia and Iran find themselves in a kind of friendly ticks: which at least drastically reduces the likelihood of recurrences of incidents like the 2008 Georgian war of the year.

Thus, Iran can become for Russia a key base for projecting stability to several important regions at once.

What is important, we will work on Iran not alone, but in conjunction with China. China, which also needs access to the Indian Ocean, is now organizing a transport corridor through Pakistan:

Cooperation with China will have a serious stabilizing effect on Pakistan and will reduce the likelihood of internal and external conflicts for this rapidly growing country.

China is also going to come to grips with the construction of a gas pipeline from Iran to Pakistan:

Washington, of course, sharply objects to the construction of this pipeline, but, fortunately, Washington’s voice can now be safely ignored.

I will sum up

At the moment, Russia is the only supplier of military equipment that can provide reliable protection against humanitarian bombings. The political and military power of Russia is again large enough for various countries to start looking for protection from violent democratization in Russia.

At the same time, Iran stands to be singled out from a long list of countries seeking friendship with Russia. The significance of this country for Russia is very great, and we should make significant efforts to make our cooperation with Iran a full-fledged strategic alliance.

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  1. Shadowcat
    Shadowcat April 22 2015 04: 52
    Pros and cons, pluses and minuses ... In addition to the geopolitical, there is a religious and micro-political issue.
    All the same, the Sunites and Shiites passionately love each other for the question of religious outlook, and the fact that Iran was somehow not very to the USSR and Nato was.
    In general, everything is complicated and there are few initial sources for analysis.
    1. Georgy USSR
      Georgy USSR April 22 2015 05: 23
      We need an ally like Iran, it’s not even worth it and will doubt it, but will our government take such a step, as the GDP has repeatedly stated, Russia will remain a non-aligned state
      1. insafufa
        insafufa April 22 2015 06: 47
        I am for an alliance with Iran, although a representative of the Sunni movement, Iran has good relations with Turks in recent history, although before they often fought
        Wahhabi monarchies of the gulf have brewed all the mess with which Iran has not developed relations
      2. kote119
        kote119 April 22 2015 07: 57
        Quote: George USSR
        repeatedly stated GDP Russia will remain a non-aligned state

        but what about the CSTO
        1. avt
          avt April 22 2015 08: 57
          Quote: kote119
          but what about the CSTO

          Well, in general, the CSTO does not imply the impossibility of other, bilateral security treaties .. But this is, “The Iranian Defense Minister proposed Russia to conclude a military alliance to defend against NATO. It is assumed that in addition to Russia, this discussed union will also include India and China. "---- to be honest, nonsense. Well, what an intergovernmental agreement between Russia and Iran, but what would it be in this format ... No.
          Quote: Nagan
          First, Iran is a theocracy.

          In principle, this could have been finished. But it can be added without oil, secondly - he desperately needs technology in the defense industry and that’s all.
          1. Talgat
            Talgat April 22 2015 20: 12
            Quote: avt
            will also include India and China. "---- to be honest, nonsense

            India is unlikely, of course, but China is 100% - in fact, it is already covering Syria and Iran for a couple with Russia (and probably 16-20 countries will enter as soon as possible - everything is already "ready")

            Another question is that such an alliance is already emerging "de facto" - but it cannot be formalized "de jure" - the time has not yet come to challenge and openly confront the "world masons"
      3. spiriolla-45
        spiriolla-45 April 22 2015 12: 30
        Of course it won't. Putin professes liberal ideas, sleeps and dreams of how to make peace with Europe. He will not arrange blocks against the West, the environment will not give him. The liberal brothers are only patriots in words, but in fact, all their thoughts are where the loot and real estate are, here they only mow the "green".
    2. Zionist 8
      Zionist 8 April 22 2015 05: 35
      After a period of successful operational tests, the IDF demonstrated its Tamuz anti-tank missile launchers for the first time on Monday. In fact, the missiles were declassified.

      These advanced weapons were developed by the military industrial enterprise Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and are currently used by the artillery corps stationed in the Gaza Strip. Earlier, "Tamuz" were tested during the Second Lebanon War and during Operation Cast Lead.

      "Tamuz" is an optoelectronic missile capable of transmitting photographs in flight, tracking a target located at a distance of 125 kilometers, and change the flight path, following this goal. All this is done wirelessly.

      These missiles were tested on dozens of targets and proved to be very useful in the elimination of terrorist calculations and the destruction of armored objects. At the same time, as the senior officer of the artillery corps notes, missiles can be used day and night.

      In addition to the Tamuz missiles, the artillery corps showed other types of weapons, including the Skylark unmanned aerial vehicle.
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    4. siberalt
      siberalt April 22 2015 08: 41
      Duc, and what will China do? They also need Iran, and NATO - a bone in the throat.
  2. Zionist 8
    Zionist 8 April 22 2015 05: 37
    article just bullshit mares
  3. Revolver
    Revolver April 22 2015 06: 13
    And now why such a union is undesirable, and in some ways and in principle impossible.
    First, Iran is a theocracy. All religions are in principle irrational. Politics should be rational. Accordingly, politics subordinate to religion is a risk, and considerable. You never know if an attack of shahidism will attack another Ayatollah, and he will drag not only the country, but also the allies.
    Secondly, the alliance of the Russian Federation with Iran is by definition a one-way street. Iran does not have anything to give, apart from geography and untrained "meat", but it needs a lot, and essno will try to get it from the Russian Federation, and preferably on credit without return.
    But in the sense of oil and gas, Iran is not an ally, but a direct competitor. They have repeatedly stated that as soon as they get out of the sanctions, they will pull the gas pipe through Turkey to Europe. That is, at least Gazprom will be knocked down, or even crowded out, and not necessarily purely economically - taking into account the events around Ukraine, political considerations may interfere. And where to put gas? To China? They will not pay as much as Europe, especially if Gazprom has no choice.
    And finally, in the third. A block in the composition of the Russian Federation-Iran-India-China is impossible. India has long-standing graters with China. Moreover, China is friends with Pakistan, and by definition this friendship is against India.
    It makes sense to be friends with India in Russia. There is no conflict of interests anywhere and in nothing. They pay regularly for arms deliveries, and do not copy, and if they do, they buy a license. So for the sake of friendship with a very dubious ally in the person of Iran, losing the Indian arms market is at least unprofitable.
    1. inkass_98
      inkass_98 April 22 2015 07: 17
      Quote: Nagan
      India has long-standing graters with China.

      You will not believe it, but lately the "graters" are getting smaller, for some reason they are beginning to come to an agreement with each other. And with Pakistan too. Thanks to the British, the mine was laid for many years, when they divided their colonies, but here, too, common sense is slowly winning over territorial claims. India, Pakistan, China are nuclear countries, a full-scale conflict between them is impossible by definition, if there is no catastrophic provocation from our mutual friends across the ocean.
      It is assumed that, in addition to Russia, India and China will also enter this discussed union.
      And then the States suddenly gain ground under their feet when they justify their nonsense about deploying missile defense elements in Eastern Europe against the Iranian threat ...
      1. satris
        satris April 22 2015 07: 37
        Well, can the States at least once tell the truth ... smile
    2. Volzhanin
      Volzhanin April 22 2015 14: 46
      Arguments do not stand up to criticism. Bullshit sucked from a finger.
    3. Talgat
      Talgat April 22 2015 20: 16
      Quote: Nagan
      Iran is a theocracy. All religions are in principle irrational

      This is who who and Iran is pursuing a completely "rational" policy - fighting for its interests and does not trust the West - striving for friendship with Russia and China
      Wherein. unlike the west, no one is bombing right and left - that's who is "irrational" to me, it seems to me it is the Americans and Europe
    4. Talgat
      Talgat April 22 2015 20: 24
      Quote: Nagan
      And in the sense of oil and gas, Iran is not an ally, but a direct competitor

      Tales from the West - according to this logic, then Kazakhstan and Russia are competitors and must immediately withdraw from the CSTO, cancel the unified air defense and disband the EAEU, etc.

      In fact, they wrote a lot and I think everyone understands. that oil and gas are convergence tools and joint pricing and strategic policies

      Quote: Nagan
      Iran has nothing to give besides geography and untrained "meat"

      In fact, Iran is not only oil and gas - but also a huge undeveloped market (previously, wars were generally waged for sales markets) and for the nuclear industry and other technologies - and weapons
  4. Neophyte
    Neophyte April 22 2015 06: 58
    Iran has means of payment for Russia. Recently, one analyst clearly
    He spread out Iran’s sources of income. Of course, an ally for Russia is profitable. It is no coincidence that the United States became agitated and sent a fleet to the shores of Iran.
    If a military alliance with Iran is concluded, the States will have to move away from
    Strait of Hormuz, and this is a strategic hub for Iran.
  5. Alekc1000
    Alekc1000 April 22 2015 07: 02
    Nice article! It would be nice if everything came true ..... !!!!! I want peace on the whole EARTH ..........))))
  6. geophyzik
    geophyzik April 22 2015 07: 43
    In theory, the most fantastic assumptions are possible, but practice puts everything in its place. Trade and economic, in some areas, political cooperation is clearly visible, but military ... The risks are prohibitive, and the benefits are very foggy.
  7. kote119
    kote119 April 22 2015 08: 14
    The second reason Iran is very important to us is Iranian oil. At present, Iran has actually transferred its oil under our control: while we, in turn, have taken Iran under our wing. Russia begins to supply Iran with S-300 anti-aircraft systems, builds nuclear power plants in Iran

    1. I wonder when Iran managed to transfer control of its oil to us?
    2. Iran pursues its policy independent of all.
    3. how Iran ended up on "our" wing.

    and about Turkey that it is an enemy of the United States and our ally is not true, it (Turkey) is a NATO country, an ally of the states and a major regional player, by the way with which Russia has insurmountable political differences (Syria, the Caucasus and ...), just Turkey conducts a slightly more independent economic policy in relation to the Russian Federation, but no more.
  8. saag
    saag April 22 2015 08: 14
    The friendship treaty between the USSR and Iran, according to Article 6 of the USSR, could send troops into Iran to protect its borders or territories of allies, this item was canceled by the last ayatollah and here again ....
    1. Revolver
      Revolver April 22 2015 08: 55
      Quote: saag
      The friendship treaty between the USSR and Iran, according to Article 6 of the USSR, could send troops into Iran to protect its borders or territories of allies, this item was canceled by the last ayatollah and here again ....

      That is exactly what I have been trying to prove here for a long time: the shah was good for everyone, and the ayatollah regime is fundamentally hostile to all civilized countries.
      1. Talgat
        Talgat April 22 2015 20: 29
        Under the Shah, the border with Iran was tense - hostile

        Constantly provocations, reconnaissance flights, violations. The USSR spent enormous resources on the maintenance of a military group against Amer’s bases and Iran itself

        After the overthrow of the shah, everything completely disappeared - the border really became calm and there is no need to keep anything against it -

        And now Iran also protects and closes all of us from the southern direction - there are no amers and their fosterlings in the Caspian Sea, and so on - Iran is like a "cap" that the Americans are trying to unscrew. to reach us all
  9. Lenivets
    Lenivets April 22 2015 08: 54
    Another fake launched.
    Do you seriously believe that India and China can enter into one military alliance ?! fool
    1. iConst
      iConst April 22 2015 17: 27
      Quote: Lenivets
      Do you seriously believe that India and China can enter into one military alliance ?!

      Did you seriously think twenty years ago that Ukraine would be ready to fight with Russia and fall under Pendostan?

      UPD: And then, making friends against someone is now becoming a trend. smile
      1. Lenivets
        Lenivets April 22 2015 21: 10
        "Did you seriously think twenty years ago that Ukraine would be ready to go to war with Russia and lie under Pendoxtan?"
        Have you seriously thought about this? belay
        Look at the politics of the outskirts and you will understand that everything went to this.
        (since 1914, not the last 20 years)
        And there are so many disagreements between China and India that no external enemy will unite them. wink
  10. Mother Theresa
    Mother Theresa April 22 2015 09: 01
    Turkey, our important partner and enemy of the United States.
    The author, and who told you about this? That Turkey withdrew from NATO, withdrew the US base from its territory, withdrew from the F-35 project? 90% of the armament of Turkey is the supply of the USA and K.
    Israel has such a fate in confrontation with the entire region, and no policy will change that. And it is tough politics that keeps Israel from destruction.

    Minus bold minus.
    1. iConst
      iConst April 22 2015 17: 37
      Quote: Mother Teresa
      That Turkey withdrew from NATO, withdrew the US base from its territory, withdrew from the F-35 project? 90% of the armament of Turkey is the supply of the USA and K.

      But one must not forget that Turkey is tired of standing in the hallway and being a puppet of Pendostana.
      So Turkey's membership in NATO may even be good - by blackmailing its "partners" in obtaining preferences, it can indirectly help Russia.
  11. Plow
    Plow April 22 2015 09: 03
    Allied relations with neighboring countries is an axiom of any state. But alliance is different. There can be no union with the state professing fascism, its hegemony or radical religious philosophy which is the constitution of the country. Radical religiosity automatically determines its superiority over others and, as a result, the desire to plant others.

    The atolls of Iran need to get out of world isolation politically and they are looking for allies, but for the time being. Then the inconsistencies of anyone who does not share their fundamental, orthodox, religious views on Genesis come to the fore.

    When Iranian oil and gas rushes to the world market and the Iranian economy gets stronger, they will cheat on "unfaithful", temporary (for them) allies. And our comments for the union are only in opposition to the West, without looking at our future. Roughly the same as the friendship and alliance between Germany and the USSR in 1939, the Molotov-Ribentrop Pact. Everyone knows how it ended.

    For me, so that the current decline in oil prices is not exacerbated by an excess of Iranian oil, which negatively affects our countries, it is better to supply S-300 to Iran than to lift sanctions from it in the near future.
  12. Heimdall48
    Heimdall48 April 22 2015 09: 21
    Why are these black-faced or narrow-eyed allies needed? They will bring us "under the monastery" because they have no king in their heads. I think that Russia should maintain neutrality, fully focus on internal problems and push weapons to ours and yours. Two world wars are enough for us - we barely survived, and these potential allies will plunge us into the third. First, you need to accumulate strength, give birth to the Slavic people, and even then join blocs and unions if it itches like that.
  13. Kyrgyz
    Kyrgyz April 22 2015 09: 26
    Good-neighborly relations yes, the economy yes, the union no, we are far from culturally, economically not integrated, spheres of interests intersect, it is one thing to sell weapons another to climb in the sands for their interests. Israel is closer to Russia.
    1. padded jacket
      padded jacket April 22 2015 14: 54
      Quote: Kyrgyz
      Israel is closer to Russia.

      Israel is closer, well, you said smile "Friendship" with Israel will lead our country only to further "plunder" and subsequent disintegration.
      Yes, one must distance oneself from him, and the further the better for all our people.
      1. Talgat
        Talgat April 22 2015 20: 32
        Greetings Jacket! drinks

        We need to understand correctly - he wanted to say that HIM Israel is closer
  14. Egor65g
    Egor65g April 22 2015 09: 28
    The article is crammed with dumb stamps, blank Wishlistbiased and biased. How many such analitigi in the network, recently winked
  15. valentina-makanalina
    valentina-makanalina April 22 2015 09: 37
    If you look at the map, you can see that Iran divides Asia into two parts in its narrowest place. Separates the hot west from the relatively, so far, calm east. The alliance with Iran has its advantages, especially if China and India join this alliance. And even without them, it is still beneficial for us.
    Was Tehran-43, maybe there will be a new Tehran -...?
  16. A-Sim
    A-Sim April 22 2015 10: 23
    "... East is a delicate matter." predicting the stable development of this region of the world is a useless exercise. the ethnic groups of the inhabiting peoples are too contrasting, plus the habit of solving problems with war, and where the religious turbulence will lead is not worth mentioning at all. however, soon they will start to cut for water there as well as for oil and drug traffic.
  17. Humpty
    Humpty April 22 2015 10: 37
    I looked at the link to the account of China's railway construction plans along the Kashgar-Islamabad highway. A bold plan, but not the fact that the road through the Khujerab Pass can be adequately exploited. In the world, no one has such experience yet, and the Chinese do not have it either. The content of the road will be golden. It is much more difficult to operate than the railway in Lhasa.
    If China is very interested in railway to Iran, then through Central Asia there are many borders, but there are no complicated issues with the operation of railways in principle.
    And Russia and Persia are obviously profitable to be friends.
  18. Megatron
    Megatron April 22 2015 11: 34
    Currently, Turkey, our important partner and enemy of the United States, has the most powerful army in the region.

    How long has Turkey, one of the most powerful members of NATO, become an ENEMY of the United States ???
  19. spiriolla-45
    spiriolla-45 April 22 2015 12: 23
    Everything is written correctly, only the Kremlin looks to the west and wants to forgive him and stroked his head. But what about, after all, there are the capital of the corrupt elite, real estate there, their degenerates live there. Putin is the president of not only the people, but also the Russian aligarchy and also professes liberal ideas; he has no strength to tear himself away from the tit of old Europe. So there will be no blocs and alliances to the detriment of the West, just as Russia was torn in the tail and mane this will continue.
  20. NordUral
    NordUral April 22 2015 13: 00
    He looked at the map and it became clear clearly which country we had ruined. And an alliance with Iran is in my opinion inevitable. Only smart union.
  21. bubnila-70
    bubnila-70 April 22 2015 13: 55
    the article is based not on facts, but on the author's imagination. The government of the Russian Federation is a "bunch of curly wiser women" and in Tehran there are also a lot of Russophobes and EUROFILOV in Tehran. in all spheres from military technical equipment to trade in carpets and tomatoes (to replace Baku with Isfahan one), diversification in action and .............
  22. Volzhanin
    Volzhanin April 22 2015 14: 42
    Very competent and reasoned article. The logic is iron - that's why people try to criticize it with star-striped flags and flags with the star of David.
    Persians - these are not some juvenile gopnik-sshg, you can deal with them.
    It is not necessary to enter into a military alliance with them; it is enough to supply them with weapons in the volume they need. But economic ties need to be increased by leaps and bounds, especially since Iran is solvent.
    1. padded jacket
      padded jacket April 22 2015 14: 48
      We urgently need to conclude a military alliance and create a bloc with China, Iran, possibly India and other countries, for example, on the basis of the CSTO, otherwise the United States, Israel, the EU, IS (ISIS), Al-Qaeda and other terrorist regimes and groups will simply "devour" us.
  23. iouris
    iouris April 22 2015 16: 10
    An indestructible union ... Who will be in charge?
    Not a union is needed, but sovereignty, independence, bona fide economic and military cooperation, without regard to the West. And so it is clear that joining efforts is necessary. But the main front is technological and economic. And raw.