Putin-Rouhani cut deal to ensure Iran evades US sanctions, Israel said to warn

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, meets with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit in Qingdao on June 9, 2018. (Alexander Zemlianichenko/AFP)

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, meets with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit in Qingdao on June 9, 2018. (Alexander Zemlianichenko/AFP)

Agreement sealed in Tehran last month provides for Iran to export crude oil to Russia, where it will be refined and sold worldwide, Foreign Ministry document reportedly specifies

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US pastor freed from Turkey prays with Trump in Oval Office

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President Donald Trump prays with American pastor Andrew Brunson in the Oval Office of the White House, Saturday October 13, 2018, in Washington. Brunson returned to the U.S. around midday after he was freed Friday, from nearly two years of detention in Turkey. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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3 still missing after flooding on Spanish island of Mallorca

Residents clear mud from a flooded dstreet in Sant Llorenc, 60 kilometers (40 miles) east of Mallorca’s capital, Palma, Spain, on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Torrential rainstorms that caused flash flooding of water and mud on the Spanish island of Mallorca killed at least nine people, authorities said on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Francisco Ubilla)

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Gunmen attack Iran military parade, killing at least 25

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In this photo provided by Mehr News Agency, civilians try to take shelter in a shooting scene, during a military parade marking the 38th anniversary of Iraq’s 1980 invasion of Iran, in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, Iran, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. Gunmen attacked the military parade, killing at least eight members of the elite Revolutionary Guard and wounding 20 others, state media said. (AP Photo/Mehr News Agency, Mehdi Pedramkhoo)

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Raised Israel-Russia tension is not the only troubling aspect of strike in Syria

Syrian President Bashar Assad inspects the Russian Hmeimim air base in the province of Latakia, Syria, June 27, 2017 (Syrian Presidency via AP, File)

Syrian President Bashar Assad inspects the Russian Hmeimim air base in the province of Latakia, Syria, June 27, 2017 (Syrian Presidency via AP, File)

The Latakia area is normally considered off-limits by Israel. The target of Monday’s attack there, which led to Syria’s downing of a Russian plane, must have been highly important

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Alleged Israeli strike said to target Iranian weapons delivery in Damascus

Anti-aircraft fire rises into the sky as Israeli missiles hit air defense positions and other military bases around Damascus, Syria, on May 10, 2018, following what the Israeli military said was an Iranian barrage of rockets against Israeli bases on the Golan Heights. (Syrian Central Military Media, via AP)

Anti-aircraft fire rises into the sky as Israeli missiles hit air defense positions and other military bases around Damascus, Syria, on May 10, 2018, following what the Israeli military said was an Iranian barrage of rockets against Israeli bases on the Golan Heights. (Syrian Central Military Media, via AP)

Missile attack at airport attributed to IDF reportedly causes ‘substantial’ damage to arms depots disguised as UN and DHL facilities 

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Russia launches largest military drill since Cold War

Russian T-80 main battle tank fires during a show at a shooting range in Alabino, outside of Moscow, Russia, on June 16, 2015 (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

Russian T-80 main battle tank fires during a show at a shooting range in Alabino, outside of Moscow, Russia, on June 16, 2015 (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

Kremlin says war games taking place in light of ‘aggressive and unfriendly’ attitudes toward Moscow; NATO condemns maneuvers as a rehearsal for ‘large-scale conflict’

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