Iran’s prime diplomat denied Thursday that Tehran deliberate to ship missiles to Russia to be used within the Ukraine struggle, an allegation made in a number of media studies.
The denial comes because the Czech Republic, which holds the European Union’s rotating presidency, introduced that the bloc had agreed on sanctions in opposition to three people and one entity alleged to have equipped Iranian assault drones to Russia to be used in opposition to Ukrainian targets.
Citing US and allied safety officers, The Washington Submit reported Sunday that Tehran additionally deliberate to ship Iranian surface-to-surface missiles to Russia.
“Throughout a phone dialog with (EU international coverage chief) Josep Borrell, I instructed him that our politics… is that we’re against the struggle and its escalation in Ukraine,” Iran’s Overseas Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Twitter on Thursday.
“The allegation of sending Iranian missiles to Russia to be used in opposition to Ukraine is with out basis.”
“We’ve got cooperation in defence issues with Russia, however it’s definitely not our politics to ship arms and drones in opposition to Ukraine,” Amir-Abdollahian added.
Final month, Kyiv determined to considerably cut back its diplomatic relations with Tehran over alleged arms deliveries to Russia.
Moscow on Wednesday warned the United Nations to not probe alleged strikes by Iranian-made drones in Ukraine, becoming a member of Tehran in denying the weapons’ alleged origin.
Ukraine had requested the EU on Monday to impose extra sanctions in opposition to Iran after a number of strikes by assault drones in opposition to the capital Kyiv that killed no less than three folks.
The EU sanctions goal Shahed Aviation Industries — a agency allegedly linked to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps — and three army officers, together with the chief of employees of Iran’s armed forces, Main Basic Mohammed Hossein Bagheri.
Tehran had on Tuesday stated it was prepared for talks with Kyiv to make clear “baseless” claims surrounding drones and different weapons.