If this story is accurate (anything described as coming from ‘intelligence sources’ always has to be treated with a certain amount of caution), here’s another reminder of just how complicated the situation in Iran is becoming. Russia has, of course, been broadly supportive of Iran of late, but now we are told this:
“Iran is secretly training Chechen rebels in sophisticated terror techniques to enable them to carry out more effective attacks against Russian forces, the Sunday Telegraph can reveal. Teams of Chechen fighters are being trained at the Revolutionary Guards’ Imam Ali training camp, located close to Tajrish Square in Teheran, according to Western intelligence reports. In addition to receiving training in the latest terror techniques, the Chechen volunteers undergo ideological and political instruction by hardline Iranian mullahs at Qom.”
Over to you, Vladimir.