Both of these countries are self-declared enemies of the United States. Both they and Russia are in OPEC. All three countries have an interest in keeping oil prices high. Russia seems to be using the other two as proxies to try to keep us corralled.
Oh, and now there's another issue coming up: with tensions rising back to Cold War I levels, our certainty that Russia won't sell WMD to rogue nations is decreasing. And with Iran threatening both oil routes and Israel, that's not such an insignificant fear.
Peachy. Just peachy.