The VoA called me for a comment on the escalation of tensions around Iran, and the result is here ( Moscow at the start of the year has very little time for taking any position on the developing crisis around Iran, so it presumes that the parties are continuing with bluffs and counter-bluffs. For the Obama administration is has become clear that it is with China that it needs to discuss this situation, but it has few incentives to offer, and Moscow tends to side with Beijing on this problem.