Iran responds to US claims of drone shipments to Russia — RT World Information

Iranian overseas minister says Tehran is not going to again any aspect within the Russia-Ukraine battle

Tehran is not going to assist both aspect within the Russia-Ukraine battle, Iranian International Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has mentioned in response to White Home claims the Islamic Republic was planning to ship “tons of of drones” to Russia.

“We have now completely different sorts of cooperation with Russia, together with within the protection sector. However we’re not going to assist both aspect on this battle as a result of we consider that it must be stopped,” Amir-Abdollahian advised Italian newspaper la Repubblica on Wednesday.

“The present downside with the battle is that some Western nations, together with the USA, have arms producers who’re attempting to promote their merchandise,” he mentioned, including that Tehran “will keep away from any motion that might result in escalation” however we are going to work to cease the battle.

On Monday, US Nationwide Safety Adviser Jake Sullivan advised reporters that Iran was “making ready to offer Russia with as much as a number of hundred UAVs,” together with fight drones. Moscow has not commented on the matter.

Many Western nations, together with the US, are supplying Kiev with heavy weaponry, similar to missile launchers, armored autos and fight drones. Moscow insists that “flooding” Ukraine with weapons will solely exacerbate the battle.

In the meantime Russian President Vladimir Putin will journey to Tehran on July 19 and meet together with his counterparts Ebrahim Raisi of Iran and Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, based on the Kremlin.

Russia despatched troops into Ukraine on February 24, citing Kiev’s failure to implement the Minsk agreements, designed to provide the areas of Donetsk and Lugansk particular standing throughout the Ukrainian state. The protocols, brokered by Germany and France, have been first signed in 2014. Former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has since admitted that Kiev’s fundamental purpose was to make use of the ceasefire to purchase time and “create highly effective armed forces.”

In February 2022, the Kremlin acknowledged the Donbass republics as unbiased states and demanded that Ukraine formally declare itself a impartial nation that can by no means be a part of any Western navy bloc. Kiev insists the Russian offensive was utterly unprovoked.

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