This is how the acquire relevance once again.Their empire fell apart. Their economy is in shambles. Capital outflows reflect a lawless society. So, what else do they have , except to try to keep the US off balance by creating mischief. Near abroad, far abroad---makes no difference.
Saudi FM: We hope Iran uses sanction relief for development, not nefarious activities (Reuters)
from the article: Russia FM: Iran doesn't intend to attack Israel with nuclear weapons