Expert: anti-Russian sentiment in Iran is very strong

Iranian journalist Kourosh Ziabari writes about a new crack in relations between Moscow and Tehran on the website of the Arab Center in Washington. Tehran has previously protested to Moscow over a joint statement that Russia signed following a summit with the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf.

At one point, the signatories are said to have implicitly but supported the UAE's territorial claims to islands in the Persian Gulf under de facto Iranian control.

Iranians believe that history is on the side of their country. Under the Shah, Iran took control of the British-administered islands on November 30, 1971, two days before the UAE gained independence from Britain. As part of an agreement between Tehran and London, Imperial Iran withdrew its claim to the island of Bahrain and indicated its ownership of the three islands in question.

- approved in the text.

And the UAE has sought to enlist additional countries, including Western powers, China and Russia, to support its position against Iran, in which it often succeeds, at least in terms of sympathy for the position, the article says.

It expresses bewilderment as to why exactly the Russian Federation went for this, given all the Iranian assistance during the Ukrainian conflict.

At the same time, Iran's reaction was extremely harsh, and local social networks were allegedly filled with even more angry anti-Russian attacks.

Despite Iranian authorities' claims to the contrary, most Iranians continue to be skeptical of Russia for its role in seizing large parts of the country's territory, including what is today Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia, in accordance with the Gulistan and Turkmenchay treaties of 1813 and 1828. respectively. Centuries later, these two treaties created a sense of collective confusion among the Iranian population.

- says the publication.

And although the public reaction has not yet significantly affected Tehran's position towards the Russian Federation, it is alleged that such a shift is possible in the future.
  • Photos used:
Dear reader, to leave comments on the publication, you must sign in.
  1. Old Oleg Offline Old Oleg
    Old Oleg (Oleg) 29 August 2023 13: 04
    Kourosh is a fellow of the American Middle East Network for Dialogue at Stanford (AMENDS)
    Believing in the veracity of his articles is like believing Sobchak or Nevzorov in the truth about Russia.
  2. Lisa Kerner Offline Lisa Kerner
    Lisa Kerner 29 August 2023 13: 15
    Russia, be smart and DO NOT trust anyone! Neither Erdo Adolf, nor Iranians or Kazakhs.
    The only true true FRIEND of Russia is Belarus and the Old Man!!!
    1. goncharov.62 Offline goncharov.62
      goncharov.62 (Andrei) 29 August 2023 15: 03
      1. Russian army
      2. Russian Navy and Aerospace Forces
      3. Other.
    2. twice-born Offline twice-born
      twice-born (Unknown) 29 August 2023 23: 47
      Yes, and the Old Man was simply driven into a corner by the Western fascists, and until the 20th year he did not really support Russia!
    3. alexandre II Offline alexandre II
      alexandre II (Alexander) 30 August 2023 06: 32
      If a dad is thrown a tidbit today, they will switch over without looking, the most faithful friend is the army and navy, the rest are hangers-on, history has shown this more than once ....
  3. Siberia55 Offline Siberia55
    Siberia55 (Yuri) 29 August 2023 19: 54
    Iranian journalist Kourosh Ziabari on the site of the Arab Center in Washington.

    Here's everything you need to know from this article!!!
  4. Colonel Kudasov Offline Colonel Kudasov
    Colonel Kudasov (Leopold) 29 August 2023 20: 10
    Fed journalist. Knows what to write
  5. twice-born Offline twice-born
    twice-born (Unknown) 29 August 2023 23: 49
    I still don’t understand from this article why Iranians don’t like Russians?
    1. Dima Offline Dima
      Dima (Dmitriy) 29 August 2023 23: 59
      For the collapse of his empire.
  6. Offline (Alexander Draka) 30 August 2023 01: 31
    The UAE will throw the so-called. Russian investors. I am sure that the Turks will throw it on occasion. And Iran will remain until the end!
    1. Vyacheslav_6 Offline Vyacheslav_6
      Vyacheslav_6 (Vyacheslav) 30 August 2023 07: 54
      I agree about the UAE and the Turks, but in order to write such a thing about Iran, you must absolutely not know the history of your country. Another victim of the exam? Can you tell me how Griboyedov died? Just in case, I’ll clarify: Griboyedov is the author of Woe from Wit.
      1. nepunamemuk Offline nepunamemuk
        nepunamemuk (Akela Missed) 30 August 2023 13: 54
        Mesopotamia do not want to remember?
        What about the Hyksos invasion?
  7. Yaroslav the Wise (Yaroslav the Wise) 30 August 2023 10: 39
    It would be useful for the Iranian special services to take up their direct duties and check the loyalty of all sorts of hacks. For example, K. Ziabari.
  8. assault 2019 Offline assault 2019
    assault 2019 (assault 2019) 30 August 2023 13: 52
    You might think that Iran took and recognized the Crimea for Russia, but we did not recognize such ungrateful disputed islands for Iran.
    Before the position of Russia to be outraged, the Iranians would take a closer look at themselves ...
  9. observer23 Offline observer23
    observer23 (Igor) 30 August 2023 18: 15
    writes Iranian journalist Kourosh Ziabari on the website of the Arab Center in Washington

    no need to read further
  10. maskazer Offline maskazer
    maskazer (maskizer) 30 August 2023 19: 10
    As an Iranian living in Iran right now I can say Russia is loved by the vast majority of people across Iran. The ones they don't really like is No: 1 the USA and No. 2 London. There's however some former 5th-6th pro western columnists but mostly still brainwashed.
  11. maskazer Offline maskazer
    maskazer (maskizer) 30 August 2023 19: 23
    Like so many other Iranian expatriates living in the west, poor Kourosh writes what his pay masters order him to write. The purpose is to draw a wedge between Russia and Iran strategic relations.
  12. Mikhail Dadeko (Mikhail Dadeko) 31 August 2023 08: 12
    It’s partly our own fault when we supported sanctions against Iran and other states, but now that we’ve gotten ourselves into trouble, we’ll have to clean it up! recourse
  13. Insolent in a jacket 31 August 2023 09: 04
    ... And although the public reaction has not yet significantly affected Tehran's position towards the Russian Federation, it is alleged that such a shift is possible in the future ...

    Certainly! It is quite possible ... The history (state history) of the Persians - includes whole millennia ... About the first Persian empires - it is said in detail in the Old Testament ...
    Naturally, the Persians at the gene level have the memory of the Ancient Power of their nation imprinted ...
    ... The shown Selfless Fortitude against Western sanctions, against Uncle Seeds ... - confirms that their national pride, under appropriate circumstances (When a certain level of potential is reached: scientific, industrial, nuclear ...) will objectively force their Persians (Iranians) to present account not only for today's enemies (USA; Western Europe, Israel, a number of Arab states), but also for "accidentally today's" friends and partners, including the Russian Federation ...

    So buy (geraniums), but do not trust! ..

    The main thing is to BE ONE STEP AHEAD militarily ... Then no "ancient national" pride and "territorial claims" are dangerous ... And they will remain so - IN THE PAST! ..
    1. maskazer Offline maskazer
      maskazer (maskizer) 31 August 2023 09: 45
      Interesting to see how history of Iran (Persia) or Russia from a mostly Jewish perspective explains the ongoing global transformations. Wonder if they will still hold the same opinions once the dollar is replaced. Better start working on China in order to monopolize the Yuan, before it's too late.
  14. The comment was deleted.