Not that Russia has seen the light about the disastrous nature of an alliance with a jihad-supporting state, but the Iranians aren’t paying up — and there may be more to it also. From Reuters, with thanks to JE:
Iran’s isolation over its nuclear ambitions has deepened as Russia, its closest big power ally, announced indefinite delays to a joint nuclear power project and accused Tehran of abusing its goodwill.
Russia has defied Western concerns to supply arms to Iran, aided the Iranians in building the Bushehr nuclear power station and helped to water down sanctions against Tehran in the UN.
But it is now signalling its patience with Iran’s leadership is wearing thin.
Atomstroiexport, the state-owned contractor helping build the Bushehr plant, said the first fuel deliveries would not go ahead as planned this month and the scheduled September launch date would not now be met either.
The contractor said the delays were caused by a payment row, but observers in Moscow said the project was, in effect, being mothballed because of political sensitivities.