There have long been concerns that the Russian invasion of Ukraine could spiral out of control, ushering in a third world war if the Kremlin’s not careful.
There are a number of factors as to how this could occur, not the least of which involves a realignment of the global order: Authoritarians banding together to influence and subvert the democratic nations around them. To this end we have seen Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran all beginning to show signs of complicity with one another, and this week was no exception.
Iran on Thursday took a swing at Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy over comments he made to Congress this week and denied accusations that Tehran has supplied Russia with drones.
The threat was rather stunning.
“Mr. Zelenskyy had better know that Iran’s strategic patience over such unfounded accusations is not endless,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani said in a threatening message posted to the ministry’s website.Trending:
Kanaani also advised Zelenskyy “to draw a lesson from the fate of some other political leaders who contented themselves with the U.S. support.”
Iran also attempted to claim that they hadn’t been supplying support to Russia in the invasion, despite clear evidence that members of the Revolutionary Guard were on the ground in Ukraine, teaching the Kremlin’s commandos how to operate Iranian made drones.