While both targeted multipolar Great Powers deny the US’ allegations of a secret military partnership between them, it’s still worthwhile analyzing these ties in the event that they’re true. Proceeding with the present analysis’ thought exercise, the question naturally arises as to why Iran would supposedly agree to become ‘Russia’s most important supplier of needed security assistance’ in the first place like State Department spokesman Ned Price recently claimed since it proverbially takes two to tango.
State Department spokesman Ned Price revealed last week during a press conference that his declining unipolar hegemon officially assesses that “Iran has become Russia’s most important supplier of needed security assistance. But Russia, too, has in turn started to provide Iran with security assistance that it needs.” While both targeted multipolar Great Powers deny the US’ allegations of a secret military partnership between them, it’s still worthwhile analyzing these ties in the event that they’re true.
Proceeding with the present analysis’ thought exercise, the question naturally arises as to why Iran would supposedly agree to become “Russia’s most important supplier of needed security assistance” in the first place since it proverbially takes two to tango. The answer can be derived by remembering that the Islamic Republic is literally led by a revolutionary government that’s been passionate about reforming International Relations for over the past four decades.
Considering that Russia’s special operation served to accelerate the global systemic transition to multiplexity, whether the Kremlin intended for this to be the case or not, it therefore makes perfect sense why Tehran might be militarily backing Moscow in secret. After all, the Islamic Republic also has a stake in seeing the emerging Multipolar World Order materialize in order for International Relations to finally be reformed in the direction of becoming more democratic, equal, just, and predictable.
To that end, not only has Iran allegedly entered into a secret military partnership with Russia like the US claims in order to fight their shared NATO foes by proxy in Ukraine, but it’s also pioneering a new trans-Eurasian connectivity corridor with it and India. The North-South Transport Corridor’s (NSTC) grand strategic significance was even partially recognized by Bloomberg, which nevertheless still missed the fact that it also functions as the physical core of the third pole of influence that those three are building.
Russia, India, and Iran are closely cooperating to midwife tripolarity in order to move International Relations beyond their prior bi-multipolar impasse that was characterized by the Sino-American superpower duopoly’s disproportionate influence over International Relations. Moscow set everything into motion with its special operation, Delhi rapidly rose as the kingmaker in the New Cold War by remaining neutral in the Ukrainian Conflict, and Tehran facilitates their shared NSTC connectivity plans.
Simply put, Iran has much more to gain in the grand strategic sense by clandestinely helping Russia hold its own in the face of the fully NATO-backed but Ukrainian-fronted invasion force than in passively standing aside and letting everything unfold however it otherwise might. The worst-case scenario of Moscow’s defeat, which remains unrealistic but is still pursued by the US-led West’s Golden Billion, would therefore also be a defeat for Tehran with respect to spoiling its leadership’s multipolar plans.
These calculations explain why there’s probably some credibility to Price’s claim about secret military cooperation between Russia and Iran despite those two denying it for whatever their respective reasons may be. Iran is rapidly rising as a globally significant Great Power throughout the course of the Ukrainian Conflict just like India is due to its shred stance towards that proxy war, which differs from Delhi’s in the sense that Tehran isn’t truly neutral like it claims but is secretly standing in full solidarity with Moscow.
With this in mind, that Eurasian Great Power can depend on the Islamic Republic for fulfilling whichever of its military needs might unexpectedly arise, which is strategically reassuring. The US knows this too and that’s why it’s so angry about their allegedly secret military cooperation, especially since Iranian drones have thus far reportedly been of major use to Moscow. That being the case, it can therefore confidently be stated that Iran is indeed one of Russia’s top partners anywhere in the world nowadays.