Both braced for American sanctions and strategically aligned against the West, Moscow and Tehran will grow closer still should President Donald Trump pull Washington out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal this week, a Russian official warned on Saturday. The Russian threat comes amid a final push from France,

Britain and Germany to keep Trump in the accord ahead of a May 12 deadline set upon them by the US administration to come up with “fixes” to its most controversial terms. It also comes on the heels of a visit by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Moscow on Wednesday, where he and Russian President Vladimir Putin will discuss “regional developments,” Israeli officials said. READ MORE