Putin travels to Iran, forging deeper ties between U.S. adversaries

Vladimir Putin and Javad Owji
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Russian President Vladimir Putin made a rare international trip to Tehran on Tuesday for a three-way summit with Iranian and Turkish leaders.

Putin arrived at around 5:00 p.m. local time and has meetings scheduled late into the evening. This is his first trip outside the former Soviet Union since the war with Ukraine began in February. Putin visited the former Soviet states of Tajikistan and Turkmenistan last month.

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