Embassy of Russia in Tehran apologises for posting insulting photo

Tehran (IP) - The Russian embassy in Tehran apologized in tweets, following reactions to a controversial and insulting photo posted on Wednesday.

Iran PressIran news: In its Twitter account, the Russian embassy in Tehran  apologized, saying: "We were not going to offend the feelings of the friendly Iranian people."

Referring to the fact that the effort has been aimed at paying tribute to what the Russian Embassy has called "the joint efforts of the allied states against Nazism during the Second World War", the tweet added: "Iran is our friend and neighbor, and we will continue to strengthen relations based on mutual respect."

The publication of a photo of the meeting between the British and Russian ambassadors at the Russian embassy in Tehran, which some cyberspace users considered to be a visual reminder of the meeting between US, Soviet, and British leaders during World War II, provoked serious reactions from Islamic Republic officials.

In separate tweets on Wednesday night, Iran's senior officials strongly criticized the Russian and British ambassadors' joint measure in Tehran in publishing an insulting photo.


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