IRAN: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS FORCE US TO GET CLOSER WITH RUSSIA




Serhat TUNAR -TDO- According to the Russian state agency RIA, Rouhani made statements at the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and answered questions from members of the press regarding the growing tension with the United States and the attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Rouhani said the recent developments in the region have led to the convergence of Iran and Russia.

Rouhani said that relations between Russia and Iran should be further developed in order to solve the problems in the Middle East.

However, Iranian officials said they have sent a team of experts to investigate one of the two oil tankers who were attacked. In a statement made by Iran, the flames in both tankers were taken under control and the crew rescued by Iran to return to the tanker to evaluate whether the experts were sent.