Second-term Rouhani likely to move closer to Russia

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Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during a joint news conference following their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia March 28, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin - RTX332WO

Al-Monitor: TEHRAN — After weeks of heated campaigning and controversial televised debates, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani managed to secure a second term in the May 19 presidential elections. Now, with electoral passions considerably eased, the question of possible change in both Iran’s domestic and foreign policy is being seriously raised, leading many observers to debate Rouhani’s priorities and approaches in his second term. 

In analyzing the Iran-Russia relationship, it could be said that considering the current trend in relations as well as the official positions adopted regarding their bilateral ties, the next four years will be a period in which we will likely see an even closer partnership.

On the bilateral level, the two sides have been quick in clarifying their prospects in the coming years. Russian President Vladimir Putin was among the first world leaders who congratulated Rouhani on his “convincing victory” in the May 19 elections, reaffirming his readiness to develop the Tehran-Moscow partnership on bilateral and international issues. more …

Opinion: I love it when precursors to Bible prophecy just jump right on to my website.

“Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him,  and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal. I will turn you around, put hooks into your jaws, and lead you out, with all your army, horses, and horsemen, all splendidly clothed, a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords.” Ezekiel 38:1-4

Gog is a prince of (Rosh) Russia; a title of a strong leader.

  • Magog is the 2nd son of Japheth who was a son of Noah
  • Josephus, the first century Jewish historian, identified the offspring of Magog as the Scythians (Edomites from Judea and Persia) who were known as brutal, horse-riding nomads that resided in the area of modern-day southern Russia and East Ukraine.
  • Meshech and Tubal, once a part of (Turkey/ including Armenia.)

“Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya are with them, all of them with shield and helmet; Gomer and all its troops; the house of Togarmah from the far north and all its troops—many people are with you”. Ezekiel 38:1-6

Bingo – Persia is modern-day Iran along with Turkey (Gomer) and North Africa means that the alliance will attack from the north and the south.

After possibly thousands of posts on the war of Gog and Magog, I still can’t believe my eyes when I see pictures like this one.

(for more on this coming war see Bible prophecy 101, chapter 6 here)

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