After multiple consecutive nights of enormous protests in North America, the world’s foremost leaders met in Tehran to consider initiatives to arm moderate rebels in the United States of America as the country faces unprecedented instability following an election.
Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, floated the idea of sending military aid to help liberal rebels in America fight against their regime, after concerns that America’s newly elected leader, Donald Trump, could potentially enact violent persecution against at-risk minorities in the country. The original plan was blocked, however, by Russia, as they were concerned that it would be too difficult to identify moderates within the rebel factions, and cited concerns that these weapons could be used against them.
“It’s all well and good to say that we need to help these endangered communities right now,” said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, “but think about it ten years down the line. In another decade, after these ‘moderates’ take over the government, they could very well decide to combat Russian interests in the region.”
Critics have responded that Russia’s reluctance to act may be due to a tacit approval of these developments. The USA, which has faced armed conflict after armed conflict for the better portion of the last century, has long been a thorn in the side of Russian policy abroad, and there are those who have alleged that Russia’s sudden aversion to military intervention is altogether a little bit too convenient.
As of press time, a Saudi-led initiative is trying to broker a deal whereby the UN could send humanitarian aid to the region, but with great political opposition on all sides, it appears increasingly unlikely that any aid will materialize.

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