The International Criminal court has issued arrest warrants against Putin for the war in Ukraine, but Lula has said Brazil will not carry out the arrest.
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The Middle East has become more important in recent years, not less important, and BRICS acknowledges this.
Agreement on expansion could also lend global clout to BRICS at a time when geopolitical polarization is spurring efforts by Beijing and Moscow to forge it into a viable counterweight to the West.
Iran seeks outreach to the Gulf, China, and countries in Asia at the same time.
Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service director, Sergey Naryshkin stated that “no beast on Earth” will be able to dismantle the growing multipolar international structure.
Iran and other anti-western countries see BRICS as a way to balance the West.