Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the sidelines of a summit in Beijing next week as tensions rise over Tehran’s nuclear drive, a Kremlin official said.
“Meeting Ahmadinejad will let Putin personally feel the tension around the Iranian issue and how it is perceived in Tehran,” Kremlin foreign policy aide Yury Ushakov told reporters last week in comments that were embargoed for release until Sunday. Yeah Czar Vladamir will pat the mad Persian on the back. The Czar is playing out a true master hand in grande KGB style. In a true win win situation.
Putin and Ahmadinejad agreed to meet over the phone and the initiative came “from both sides,” Ushakov said.
The meeting will come as Russia prepares to host the latest round of talks on June 18 and 19 between world powers and Iranian negotiators in a bid to find a diplomatic solution to the standoff over Iran’s nuclear programme.
The Moscow talks will follow a meeting last month in Baghdad where the six world powers — the United States, Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany — confronted Tehran over its intention to enrich uranium despite fears it was building a nuclear bomb. The last “meeting” accomplished only one thing, where the next meeting would be. Such great progress….
The talks achieved little in two days of intense discussions besides setting up the next meeting in Moscow.
Like Western capitals, Russia “was not too happy” with the outcome of the Baghdad talks, but “understood the main thing, which is readiness of both sides to continue talks,” Ushakov said. Bull the Russians were tickled to death over the lack of substance of the meetings, they orchestrated it.
“Only in dialogue is it possible to get a sense of any sort of compromise, which is crucial to unblock this situation… and leave out the most scary scenarios.” Except the mad Persians refuse any compromise, and continue to develop their weapons as they try to bide time.
Russia has repeatedly warned against using military action against Iran — an option never ruled out by Israel or the United States — and said that this could cause a catastrophe in the Middle East. Except it is what they are hoping for as the Czar reconstitutes the strength of the Old Soviet Power into a more modern Russia that he and he alone controls. War in the Middle East plays into his hand, the European West is crushed by the cost conflict will bring on Europes energy supply, causing a faster cascading colapse of an already failing economy. While at the same time a shooting war will cost the US valuable defense equipment whose supply chain and replenishment has been cut off by the current fool in the White House.
Putin will meet Ahmadinejad on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit. He is also scheduled to speak with Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai in a bilateral meeting. The Czar is laying out his hand to the other players in the game.
The meeting with Ahmadinejad will be Putin’s first since his return to the Kremlin for a third term after a four-year stint as prime minister. Which won’t end this time until they carry him out.
During his second term as president, Putin met Ahmadinejad in Tehran in 2007 in a rare visit to the country by the Kremlin chief. Which is when he increased the delivery arrangements of both Arms to Iran and Syria, including nuclear arms technological equipment.
The Russian delegation to the China summit is a show of force with “all the major names of Russian business in attendance,” said Ushakov.
Putin is also due to meet China’s President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao.
With China preparing for a stage-managed leadership change, Putin will also meet Vice Premier Li Kequiang, who is set to be the next premier, and Xi Jinping, who is tipped as the next president.
The Czar has taken command, he has spent over 4 years putting the pieces in place. He has modernized Russia’s Missile Batteries, he has consolidated the Russian Energy Industry, under his control, he has stoked the tensions in the Middle East while ignoring and taking advantage of the Naivete running rampant in the offices of Power in the US.
Ladies and Gentleman the Bear steps back into the ring.