In this picture released by official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei stands as army air force and air defense staff salute at the start of their meeting in Tehran, Iran, on February 8. A portrait of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini hangs in background. Photo: Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)

Eastern promise: Ayatollah shifts towards China and Russia, as Iran’s patience with West wears thin

‘In foreign policy, the top priorities for us today include preferring East to West’

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In this picture released by official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei stands as army air force and air defense staff salute at the start of their meeting in Tehran, Iran, on February 8. A portrait of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini hangs in background. Photo: Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)
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