A regime insider and former editor of the conservative flagship Kayhan Daily, has categorically slammed Iran’s support for Russia in the war against Ukraine.

In a debate at Amirkabir University of Tehran, Mehdi Nasiri severely criticized the foreign policy of the Islamic Republic on Sunday, saying that “we supported Putin’s disgraceful aggression against a country and gave him weapons”.

Despite evidence provided by Ukraine and Western countries, the Iranian officials for months have denied sending drones to Russia.

Finally, last November Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian confirmed the deployment, admitting they were limited in number, and sent before the outbreak of the war in Ukraine.

Ukraine has accused the officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran of “lying” while the European Union and the United States have imposed several rounds of sanctions against the clerical regime for sending drones to be used in the war on Ukraine.

During his debate with pro-regime insider Mehdi Khanalizedh, Nasiri added that “the Islamic Republic has been looking for nuclear weapons” and therefore ” the people and economy of Iran suffered billions of dollars of loss.”

“We have established an enemy-oriented system and are mainly looking for the creation of enemies. We must go back and make changes, including in foreign policy,” he said.

He further added that like North Korea, the Islamic Republic wants to be “under the nuclear umbrella of Russia”, while “this is the worst way”, the Russians not trusted on the global stage.

Source » iranintl