We would also request that Persia show how they have reached their conclusions and from what sources they have acquired their information. Specifically how they know that it was the Russian administration that approved the action, which we have as of yet seen no evidence. Russia can find no record of the current administration, through the Duma approving such an act. If Russian sources are in fact behind it, (it seems likely that the local populace are rioting against being put in the middle of a war) the Russian Duma has no ties to it. We repeat that the current Russian representative government was not involved in any way as proven through our many displays of classified information that we have released to prove that any aggression against Russia is unjust and will be met with military force.
(ooc: there may be events that allow blame to be cast on other civs. furthermore, in character you would only have indications that Russia is behind this, not proof. which is what the current Russian administration is pointing out.)