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Iran seeks to exploit widening gulf between Russia and the West

By Najmeh Bozorgmehr

23 Oct 2022 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

The Financial Times analyzes the increasingly cordial relations between Russia and Iran as Moscow faces international isolation over its war in Ukraine.

Iran’s supreme leader used a recent address to academics to praise the effectiveness of his country’s military drones, which according to Kyiv and the west are being sold to Russia and used to pummel Ukraine’s big cities.

Whereas once people doubted our technology, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said, “now they’re saying: ‘Iranian drones are very dangerous, why are you selling it to so and so?’.”

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