Abolfazl Zohrevand, an Iranian diplomat who has served as Iran's Ambassador to Italy and to Afghanistan, said in a September 5, 2022 interview on Ofogh TV (Iran) that the Zionist regime is responsible for some of the "developments" in Ukraine. He said that Ukraine is the next country the Zionists plan to "flee to" and to settle, and he asserted that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has been charged with this mission. He also referred to the Russian claim that the U.S. has biolabs for producing WMDs in Ukrainian territory.
Abolfazl Zohrevand: "Russia's territory is 16 million [square] kilometers now. It is a continent in its own right. My claim is that if NATO is supposed to move in that direction — how come your science and your investments do not move eastward? Always just soldiers, tanks, and biolabs... What were 35 biolabs for producing WMDs doing in Ukraine?
"I would like to take this opportunity [to say] that the Zionist regime is responsible for some of the developments in Ukraine. You should know that according to a reliable report I saw, Ukraine is the next country to which the Zionists plan to flee and to settle there. Zelensky is charged with this mission."