A senior Russian diplomat says Iran will not be alone if the United States takes an “absolutely crazy” act against the Islamic Republic amid rising tensions between Tehran and Washington.
“Iran will never be alone if, God forbid, the US ever takes absolutely crazy and irresponsible actions against it,” Russian presidential envoy to Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov told reporters in Moscow on Wednesday, Bloomberg reported.
“Not only Russia, but many countries sympathize with Iran,” he added.
Kabulov said there is a possibility of an armed confrontation between Tehran and Washington, but added that the conflict can still be ironed out using diplomacy.
“I really want to believe that there will be no war. When we say ‘war,’ we sometimes mean short-term conflicts, unfortunately, and this cannot be ruled out, because tensions are running high,” the diplomat explained. “But this does not mean that it is inevitable, it is still possible to return to a conventional political process, and Russia is doing its best to make this happen.”
Kabulov also denounced as “absolutely insulting” recent US sanctions against Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.