The likelihood of Russian getting involved in the current conflict between Iran and the US is up there with finding a Unicorn. Putin, along with many of Washington’s Western allies, has criticized the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreement reached during the Obama years. Moscow also joined with the other signatories(the UK, France, Germany, China, and Iran) in seeking to preserve the agreement. Following the recent Iranian announcement that Tehran would cease abiding by some of the provisions of the JCPOA in response to increased U.S. sanctions, Putin himself has urged Iran to abide by the agreement. Putin took questions yesterday on the subject. Below is a English translated copy of the interview on the topic.