Russia and China are taking advantage of what the Iranians call "the hostage situation", i.e. the US mired in Iraq. They are also taking advantage of the fact that the US has a totally incompetent and intransigent "foreign policy" in the middle east. When a major power does everything possible to destroy itself and it's influence, one cannot blame other powers from taking sound actions to bolster their influence. The Bush regime still believes it can 'win' in Iraq and take on Iran. Those remaining 'pro-US' governments in the region are trying to politely point out that Bush is insane and betting on odds so long that they make the Publisher's Clearinghouse look like a good shot.
Justice Ministry: Information examined by AG about Gal Hirsch didn't come from police (Haaretz)
from the article: Moscow's Mideast myopia