Tim Byrnes, an Australian Freelance Journalist, makes his live report to SkyNews Australia's morning bulletin. First Australian Media to highlight Russia's claims that the United States planned to build bases in the region to strike at Iran.
The Georgian crisis will have specific repercussions on the Middle East. There is less of a chance that the United States and Russia will be cooperating to stop Iran's nuclear program. There is a greater chance that Russia will wage a more ambitious and aggressive policy, including selling advanced weapons systems to Iran and Syria. There will also be a host of indirect repercussions. In this context, there is a striking similarity between the Russian move in the Caucasus, and Iran and Syria's move in Lebanon
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