"Nearly all of America's international allies have offered their enthusiastic support the pending arms control treaty with Russia, New START. There are, however, some foreign leaders siding with congressional Republicans. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, for example, is hoping the GOP succeeds."-- Steve Benen, posting in the Washington Monthly.
Russia suspended sales of an advanced surface-to-air missile to Iran, in expectation that the U.S. would ratify the New START treaty. Iran would like nothing better than for the treaty to fail, so that it can resume arming. Of course, it's more important for Rethugs to sabatoge everything Obama proposes, even if it harms U.S. national security and helps Iran (and North Korea).