Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 17

Iran’s IRNA news agency said May 22 that Russian presidentBoris Yeltsin would visit Iran sometime later this year. The White Housereacted coolly to this latest indication that Yeltsin is prepared to scornthe United States on the issue of dealing with Iran. Yeltsin’s visit wouldcertainly be designed to shore up links between Moscow and Tehran, links thathelp Moscow to maintain and expand its influence in the Caucasus and CentralAsia by giving the Russians a say in the major alternative export route thecountries of these regions have.

Three Kinds Of Russian Troops In Chechnya.