End Times News Update
Sign: Gog Alliance
Scripture: Ezekiel 38:2-9
News Source: World Net Daily

Russia, Iran now linking up
Pair set up strategic ties over security, terror, drug trafficking

WASHINGTON – Despite centuries of antagonism, Russia and Iran have
decided to enter into discussions to form an alliance to enhance their
security cooperation, according to a report from Joseph Farah’s G2

Even while Russia has agreed to some United Nations sanctions over
Iran’s nuclear development program, discussions toward a strategic
alliance have been under way for months already, according to informed

And more discussions about that relationship, and to address a range
of threats, are to take place at the highest levels of government.

“This involves new threats such as international terrorism, drug
trafficking and others,” according to Russian Security Council
director Nikolai Patrushev, who recently was in Tehran. “We have
agreed on cooperation between our security council staffs.”

While Russia has been a major weapons supplier and was the prime
contractor for Iran’s first nuclear energy reactor at Bushehr, the
security arrangement would be the first high-level security
cooperation between Moscow and Tehran. Such security cooperation would
mean Russian assistance in getting Iran to join the six-member Asian
Security group, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, or SCO, which
was established in 2001. In addition to Russia, members of the SCO are
China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

“We have addressed regional cooperation and intend to consolidate
regional security mainly under the aegis of the United Nations,”
Patrushev said.

The development of a strategic alliance comes as pressure is mounting
for either Israel or the United States to attack Iran’s nuclear
facilities, which Westerners believe are being used to develop nuclear

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin already has served notice on
Western countries not to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities.

Source: WND
URL: http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=341885#ixzz1XEllYWpd