„In Tehran, Hamid Aboutalebi, a senior political aide to the country’s president, Hassan Rouhani, tweeted that Brexit created a ‚historic opportunity‘ for Iran, but did not elaborate on how the country could benefit from the situation. The deputy chief of staff of Iran’s armed forces, Massoud Jazayeri, was quoted by the Fars news agency as saying ‚the European Union is a pawn in the hands of America‘.
‚England should pay the price of years of imperialism and committing crimes against humanity,‘ Jazayeri said, saying that the price would be Scotland and other parts of the UK demanding independence. ‚The people of Ireland, Scotland and others have the right to bring themselves out of the tyrannical rule of the monarchy, the so-called Great Britain‘.”
(Nicht nur in Moskau und Damaskus, auch in Teheran herrscht Freude über den Ausgang des Brexit-Referendums – man hofft auf einen baldigen Zerfall des Vereinigten Königreichs.)