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Why Iran and Hezbollah Are Quietly Applauding Putin's War on Ukraine

Iran and Hezbollah are officially neutral on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, not expressing official support for Moscow or for Kyiv. But a deeper dive reveals a very different picture of what they call the 'Russia vs America' war

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As Russia’s war against Ukraine continues, Iran and Hezbollah remain officially neutral. Patron and proxy have neither backed Kyiv’s struggle against Russian aggression – despite their own pretenses to anti-imperial resistance – nor their partner Moscow, which guaranteed their victory over the Assad regime’s opponents in Syria. At different moments, Tehran and Hezbollah’s leadership have even expressed sympathy with both belligerents.

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