Russian President Vladimir Putin is planning to visit Iran next week, the Kremlin announced on Tuesday, as the United States pushes for plans to curb potential Russian expansion in the Black Sea countries and the rest of Europe.

Putin’s visit to Tehran, the capital of Iran, on July 19 will reportedly center around peace talks in Syria, and will involve Iran’s Ebrahim Raisi and Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan in an attempt to negotiate an end to the 11-year-long conflict currently happening in the country, according to al-Jazeera.

Russia and Iran are two of the biggest backers of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whilst Turkey provides military assistance to the Free Syrian Army and other rebel groups who are currently fighting al-Assad’s regime.

Fears are growing in the United States government regarding Putin’s hunger towards his expansion of Russia. Some of the fears come from the belief that Iran will be giving Russia “hundreds” of drones during the meet-up on July 19.

“Our information indicates that the Iranian government is preparing to provide Russia with up to several hundred [unmanned aerial vehicles]s, including weapons-capable UAVs on an expedited timeline,” U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said.

Analysts from and of Iran, including Amwaj.Media editor Mohammad Ali Shabani, has called the information provided by the United States as “faulty.”

To deter further fears of Russia seizing other countries in Europe after the Russia-Ukraine war, Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Mitt Romney are reportedly drafting legislation to help deter Russia’s expansion in the Black Sea, and therefore Europe, the Daily Beast reported.

“Control over access to the Black Sea is fundamental to his delusional dream of building a Russian empire and the United States cannot allow that to happen,” Shaheen said.

“Our legislation aims to accomplish this by requiring the Biden administration to develop a strategy to strengthen coordination between the U.S., NATO, and partners in the Black Sea in an effort to increase security, support economic prosperity, and promote democracy,” Romney expanded.

Russia continues to hurl toward a more authoritarian regime, as a Russian opposition party reportedly wants to replace the title “president” with “pravitel,” due to their observation that “president” is a Western title acquired after the fall of the Soviet Union, Insider reported.

The Kremlin has no opinion at the moment regarding the new legislation.

As the Russia-Ukraine war continues, Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to visit Iran for a conference with Iran and Turkey's leaders in an attempt to launch peace talks in the Syrian Civil War. GRIGORY SYSOYEV/Getty Images.

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