Iran’s Foreign Ministry refutes claims of UAV sales to Russia

Iran’s Foreign Ministry refutes claims of UAV sales to Russia

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani says the country did not sell hundreds of its own drones to Russia amid the Kremlin’s ongoing aggression toward Ukraine.

That’s according to the press service of Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ukrinform reports.

"Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani has responded to a question by journalists regarding the US national security advisor's remarks about Iran's sale of homegrown new technologies to Russia. Kanaani said cooperation between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Russian Federation dates back to before the onset of the Ukraine war and no specific development came about recently in this regard," reads the statement.

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The spokesperson added that Iran's stance on the ongoing war is “absolutely clear and has been declared time and again officially.”

As reported by Ukrinform, U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said Monday, July 11, during a briefing at the White House that the Iranian government was preparing to provide Russia with up to several hundred UAVs, including weapons-capable UAVs on an expedited timeline. The official also added that Iran was preparing to train Russian forces to use these drones as soon as this month.

On February 24, the Russian Federation began a new stage of the war against Ukraine – a full-scale invasion. The occupiers have been shelling and bombing the cities and villages of Ukraine, torturing and killing the civilian population.

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