One year after the US pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal, the Islamic Republic is now threatening to scale back its commitments to Russia.
Two countries discussed increased military and defense ties during the Moscow Conference on International Security (MCIS).
"I wouldn't trust the Russians as far as I could spit" says Philip Smyth.
Deputy Speaker of the Knesset MK Tali Ploskov (Kulanu) met with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a conference for female leaders in Euro-Asia.
Assad, whose control was once reduced to a fraction of Syria, now holds the largest chunk of the country with crucial help from his Russian and Iranian allies.
Due in part to Russia, war between Israel and Iran is not on the horizon, despite rising tensions in Syria.
"We will not support what the United States is trying to do, changing the wording of the agreement, incorporating things that will be absolutely unacceptable for Iran," says Foreign Minister Lavrov.
While the sanctions are meant to punish the two countries, they appear to be pushing them together.
Sven Mikser's comments to the 'Post' come just ahead of Netanyahu-Putin meeting in Moscow.