Russia pushed back Tuesday at U.S. efforts to threaten tough new sanctions if Iran fails to prove its nuclear program is peaceful, a setback to the Obama administration's desire to present a united front with Moscow.
This was never going to work. Russia and Iran are trading partners. Russia built the power station and they know it is only a power station.
With the dollar in collapse and the US losing in Afghanistan, Russia does not see the US as the mighty foe it once was. Just as defeat in Afghanistan signaled the end of the USSR, defeat in Afghanistan signals the end of the USA.
Russia and Iran have only to wait, and all their problems with the USA will solve themselves.