PERRY DEHAVILLAND: Who cares what Putin thinks? “The Russian GDP is about $1.7 trillion… i.e. slightly less than Italy… and does anyone really lose much sleep over what the President of Italy thinks? Still, it seems a bit perverse for a man who seems keen to sell technology to Iran to be complaining about all those things the pesky Yanks are doing which are not in his interests.”

I suspect he’s selling the arms to Iran to make sure that we do care what he thinks.