President Obama’s ongoing overture to Russia about halting Iran’s plans for nuclear weapons may not be so far-fetched after all. Analysts are now noting that Iran’s missile test launch last month provoked Russian President Dmitry Medvedev’s concern. The head of a bipartisan group tasked with studying U.S. policy toward Russia, said, “Medvedev felt it was a clear challenge to both Russian and American interests and said he would like both countries to work on this challenge together." Another positive sign: Russia’s reluctance to sell its own advanced missile system to Iran. "If they have to sacrifice their special relationship with Iran, they want to see a change in their relationship with the United States,” said the analyst.