It’s no secret that the governments of Iran and Russia don’t like the United States. They have worked together in the past against us. Now, Ayatollah Khamenei wants Vladimir Putin to work with him to undermine America further.
“Our cooperation can isolate America … The failure of U.S.-backed terrorists in Syria cannot be denied but Americans continue their plots.”
Iran and Russia are the main allies of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, while the United States, Turkey and most Arab states support rebel groups fighting to overthrow him.
Putin met Iranian political leaders in an effort to nurture a warming relationship strengthened since U.S. President Donald Trump threatened recently to abandon the international nuclear deal with Iran reached in 2015.