Freedom , its the cold war that destroyed the Soviet Union , they could not afford the arms race they could not win. I’m sure Putin remembers it well . I think they are just being opportunistic , they will make money on Iran , it will be a thorn in our side , it will keep us tied up in that region of the world for a long time . By doing so , it will cost us money ….a lot of money to stay there trying to police the situation . Saurons red eye will be fixed on Iran , distracted .