Newly Elected Iranian President Raisi Embarks on Trip to Moscow

The Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday in Moscow. The meeting is expected to include discussions on trade, economic cooperation, defense ties, and the situation in Gaza. The two leaders have met previously in Uzbekistan in September 2022 and are known to oppose the US. Both Russia and Iran are seeking to strengthen ties in the region, with other countries like Turkey also looking to work with them. These developments have the potential to impact Israel and Russia’s war in Ukraine.