Iran ok's Russian troops?
Teheran-Moscow Caspian oil deal would allow Russia troop presence
Iran has been preparing to sign an agreement, supported by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, that would enable a Russian military presence.
Western intelligence sources said Ahmadinejad also wants Iran to join the Shanghai Group, a security cooperation regime that includes China and Russia. The sources said Ahmadinejad believes an Iranian alliance with China and Russia could deter the United States.
The Teheran regime has been negotiating a military cooperation accord, meant to end a dispute with Moscow over the Caspian, that would permit Russia to station troops in parts of Iran.
Under the proposal, Teheran would abandon its claim for 20 percent of the crude oil and natural gas in the Caspian. Instead, Iran would agreed to 11 percent of the resources.
The sources said Iran has proposed to abide by a 1921 treaty that would give Russia the right to station troops. They said this would include a Russian military presence along the Caspian Sea.
9% apparently buys a lot.
Will Russia really act to 'guard' the Iranians from strikes against their nuclear weapons development?
Anything which hurts the USA and its people -
is good for Russia in the big zero sum great game that doesn't exist.
EVEN IF that means a nuclear detonation in Israel or the USA
since they have judged that a full scale nuclear war will not break out