Echoes Of Ezekiel 38 – Putin Looks To Cement Ties With Iran & Turkey from Prophecy News Watch
Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to travel to the Middle East this week, demonstrating Russia is fully committed to countering US alliance building efforts on the global stage.
Putin’s move comes on the heels of US President Joe Biden’s trip to Israel and Saudi Arabia. As the world media covers Biden’s visits to Jerusalem, Jeddah and Riyadh, Putin is set to visit Tehran on July 19. He will be joined in Iran’s capital by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to meet with Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi, nicknamed “the butcher of Tehran” for having sentenced tens of thousands of people to death over the years.
Putin has met with the leaders of these two nations several times over the last few years to solidify ties, increase trade and find common ground on issues such as Syria. The main item on the agenda of their meeting will to broker an end to the 11-year Syrian civil war which will detail the role each will continue to have in the country and surrounding areas.
Both Iran and Russia have already been in the news this last week showing their deepening co-operation as Iran announced it will supply Russia with hundreds of drones and train Russian forces in how to use them. Previously, such drones had only been in the hands of Hezbollah and Hamas. Now, they are undoubtedly headed for Ukraine.
Russia in turn is lining up behind Iran diplomatically. Iranian Foreign Minister Amir Abdollahian recently visited Russia, and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov said he is committed to seeing the removal of all sanctions on Tehran and the restoration of the 2015 nuclear deal.
Despite being a part of NATO, Islamic Turkey has been drifting into Russia’s orbit for years and every year gets a little closer as it feels rejection from the European Union and diplomatic disputes with the US.