Russia, Many States Stand by Iran in Case of US Assault: ずくなしの冷や水


Russia, Many States Stand by Iran in Case of US Assault

Official: Russia, Many States Stand by Iran in Case of US Assault
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran can count on Russia and several other countries to be on Tehran's side if the United States opens war on the Islamic Republic, a top Russian foreign ministry official stressed on Wednesday.

“Iran will never be alone if, God forbid, the US ever takes absolutely crazy and irresponsible actions against it,” special envoy Zamir Kabulov said, adding, “Not only Russia, but many countries sympathize with Iran.”

Denouncing new US sanctions against Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei as “absolutely insulting”, the high-ranking diplomat stated that chances for a diplomatic resolution to tensions between Washington and Tehran are sharply reduced.

“There is a very narrow window left because this is an absolutely insulting step for intergovernmental relations. But hope dies last,” Kabulov told reporters on Wednesday in Moscow.

The latest conflict between the US and Iran started after an intruding American spy drone was shot down in Iranian sky on Thursday. The Islamic Republic stated it will complain to the UN Security Council as the United States has violated its territory. The United States sanctioned a host of Iranian officials, including the Iran's leader, his office and a number of senior leaders of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), instructing that Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif be sanctioned soon.

Tensions around Iran have been rising since Trump torpedoed the landmark 2015 nuclear deal and re-imposed sweeping sanctions targeting large swathes of Iran’s economy. Recently, Washington raised the stakes in the standoff, sending additional military assets – including a carrier strike group, a bomber task force, and Patriot missiles – to countries bordering Iran.

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