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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin recently said it would freeze the delivery to Iran of S-300 air defense missile system plans. As previously adopted by the UN Security Council sanctions resolution against Iran is not involved in this transaction, in this case, Russia still freeze the transaction, causing public opinion on the relationship between Russia and Iran, and Russia’s foreign policy speculation. So, why Russia made this decision? Russia in dealing with Iran on in the end for what consideration? Russia is close to the West? Reporters interviewed experts on Russia’s Academy of Social Sciences Zhang.
Reporter: Professor Zhang, hello.
Experts: Moderator good.
Reporters: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said it would freeze the program 11 delivered to Iran S-300 air defense missile system, the introduction of sanctions against Iran after the UN resolution does not affect the deal, then why do Russia out of such a decision?
experts: because of this, the recently adopted UN Security Council resolution on Iran nuclear issue, may not involve S-300 air defense missile system deal, but S-300 as an important air defense weapons in Iran’s air defense system or security in the region, is a very important “sword”, Russia suspended the deal, is hoped that the international community and Iran that such an attitude in dealing with the Iranian nuclear issue on, they make a gesture. Regional security in the world, especially in counter-terrorism and nuclear non-proliferation of these issues, as a permanent member of the Security Council, Russia has been hoping to play the role of the Iranian nuclear issue. Since the Iranian nuclear issue, Russia has been through various diplomatic channels, for example, took to save fuel, on behalf of processing nuclear fuel, even in the peaceful use of nuclear energy, nuclear safety and the many proposals put forward in the peace talks on the Iranian nuclear issue has made a lot of efforts, but so far these efforts have not bear fruit. So we see today, the Iranian nuclear issue in the UN Security Council resolution, China and Russia has always advocated dialogue with the permanent members, the vote cast in favor, hoping to co-Iran dialogue on ways to deal with.
correspondent: Iran’s relations with Russia is good, a lot of public opinion has also been said that Iran is Russia’s card, but the past year, Russia’s nuclear issue in Iran’s attitude to Iran more to the more hard-line, which is not saying that Russia wants Iran to give up this card?
Expert: I think not. Iran in the Middle East is an important energy-producing countries, but also in an important geopolitical pawn, Russia will not give up. However, we see in Russia through dialogue to play a role in the space smaller and smaller, when Russia suspended by anti-aircraft missile systems S-300 deal, is that an attitude to Iran. On this issue, Russia is likely to continue to play a role. Historically, the existence of various conflicts in the Middle East, Russia has always had its own influence in regional affairs has been playing a role, probably some time in the future, Iran may still need Russia and the international community and all State to mediate, support and participation.
Reporter: Some media commented that Russia’s foreign policy has been adjusted, and the Western countries particularly the United States more and more close, do you think so? Russia’s relations with Western countries in the development of what is considered?
Expert: I think so, that is, Russia has always been at the core national interests and fundamental interests, is not a fundamental change. For example, in the fight against terrorism, safeguarding national sovereignty and security issues, the NATO issue, Russia is always stick to their stand against NATO’s eastward expansion, and so on. Meanwhile relations with Western countries, it is in the initiative to ease or strengthen cooperation with the West, I do not think the current Russian foreign policy, there have been some fundamental changes, which should be consistent policy. From President Vladimir Putin and now Medvedev diplomacy, are all consistent continuity. We see in the international financial crisis, big countries in dealing with international affairs, more frequent communication and dialogue, which is a global trend, in dealing with Iran, Russia and the international community, both the maintenance of international structure, or that the international nuclear safety issues, but also consistent with the current trend of world development, especially in the world economic crisis, the trend over time. (He Jinzhe)