Iran’s increasing military support for Russia’s war in Ukraine will be a key topic when EU foreign and defense ministers gather in Brussels starting today. The bloc will adopt sanctions on Iran over its violent crackdown on peaceful protestors, but some ministers want additional punitive measures over Tehran’s drone and missile transfers to Russia. A top Russian security official met with Iranian leaders in Tehran last week to discuss “strategic cooperation.”
“We are witnessing the fight for freedom and justice, and we are witnessing how Iranian drones are attacking Ukrainian cities and how they are killing people,” German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said at the weekend. “All of this is completely unacceptable.”
From November to the Spring of the Democratic Revolution
Three years have passed since the November 2019 uprising. Nevertheless, the sacrifice of more than 1,500 martyrs of that revolutionary rebellion was not in vain, and the unwavering resolve of those who created that magnificent uprising never stopped. Within 48 hours, that powerful tornado provided a roadmap to the definitive destruction of the clerical regime in its entirety. And today, that sacrifice and that uprising have morphed into a movement that heralds the spring of Iran’s democratic revolution and the prospects of its victory. The people of Iran are resolved to overthrow the Velayat-e faqih regime and to establish a democratic republic.