Like the setup for a volleyball slam, Putin launched an easy serve with greetings for the Jewish holiday of Purim. Netanyahu returned the volley by comparing today's would-be Persian empire to yesterday's enemy of biblical lore, Haman. With a smile on his face, that's when Putin spiked the ball. That happened "in the 5th century BC," he said. "We now live in a different world."
According to yesterday's Iran media, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and commander of the Iranian forces Games Brigadier General Vali Madani discussed ways to expand military cooperation between the two countries.