Comments on: Big loser in any nuclear deal with Iran may be Russia http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/09/big-loser-in-any-nuclear-deal-with-iran-may-be-russia/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: relmasian1 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/09/big-loser-in-any-nuclear-deal-with-iran-may-be-russia/#comment-1083266 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 16:26:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41977#comment-1083266 Love the posts here so far. They are not in harmonious agreement, but there is none of the all too common name calling. There are also lots of facts that back up the posters’ points.

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/09/big-loser-in-any-nuclear-deal-with-iran-may-be-russia/#comment-1081290 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 19:44:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41977#comment-1081290 Russia is a capitalist nation now. Are we worried they will take over neighboring countries and spread…. capitalism? This rivalry is silly and outdated. Who cares what Russia does in and around Chernobyl (Ukraine). Not our problem, and Russia poses no threat to any Western power. Because western is an arbitrary term to begin with. Ask Turkey.

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By: ObserverOnly http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/09/big-loser-in-any-nuclear-deal-with-iran-may-be-russia/#comment-1081145 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 15:29:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41977#comment-1081145 I am not sure Russia is as clueless as the author suggests. Also, one should not forget the intense and perpetual rivalry and hostility between Iran and Israel. The West has to throw its weight behind Israel and Iran is all too aware of that. I expect their relations with Russia to remain carefully approached as they know under their theocracy they will never be able to achieve the same status and alliance they had with the west prior to 1979.

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By: touch128 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/09/big-loser-in-any-nuclear-deal-with-iran-may-be-russia/#comment-1080236 Sun, 12 Jul 2015 04:28:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41977#comment-1080236 Well maybe and maybe not. Supreme leader Khomeini is not in love with Russia at all. But he is no friend with America either. That could go either way.

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By: pbgd http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/09/big-loser-in-any-nuclear-deal-with-iran-may-be-russia/#comment-1079585 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 21:52:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41977#comment-1079585 The last foreign occupation troops on Iranian soil were the Soviet army who only left in 1950.

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By: Mottjr http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/09/big-loser-in-any-nuclear-deal-with-iran-may-be-russia/#comment-1079583 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 21:24:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41977#comment-1079583 ” .. competition between Moscow and Tehran ..”

Baseless premise. Reality is that they are in-bed. Nice try on the trade-push though.

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By: Logical123 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/09/big-loser-in-any-nuclear-deal-with-iran-may-be-russia/#comment-1079582 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 21:01:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41977#comment-1079582 Resonse to Solidar: If you look at PPP values of GDP, Russia is actually No. 6 way ahead of Italy which is No. 12. Also, after some decline due to the ridiculous sanctions, the Russian GDP is growing and the Ruble has recovered much of its value. As part of BRICS and SCO, Russian influence will grow actually. It has already signed agreements to build two new nuclear reactors in Iran and at least one in Saudi Arabia. Its arms sales are also booming. So, you are just in delusion.

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By: brotherkenny4 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/09/big-loser-in-any-nuclear-deal-with-iran-may-be-russia/#comment-1079580 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 20:56:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41977#comment-1079580 I am not sure a deal is necessary. In my opinion a nuclear war that wipes out human existence might be preferable to a continued existence under the psycho-spastic secret police retards.

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/09/big-loser-in-any-nuclear-deal-with-iran-may-be-russia/#comment-1079578 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 20:21:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41977#comment-1079578 China knows who butters their bread. America, as a customer, spends 17 times more money in China than Russia does. You think China is going to give that up? Russia is broke. And therefore their leverage is broke. Saw this coming 20 years ago.

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By: Squeamish http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/09/big-loser-in-any-nuclear-deal-with-iran-may-be-russia/#comment-1079577 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 20:17:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41977#comment-1079577 Of course, one of the “six world powers” involved in the deal making is Russia. Conveniently, this article does not mention that fact. If Russia senses that the unstated purpose of any Iranian nuclear deal is to undermine Russia, as advocated by this article, we can be sure that there won’t be any deal. The Russians aren’t quite as dumb as the authors are hoping for. And I also can’t see the Chinese “carrying the water” for US/European geo-political gains.

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