Ukraine revokes accreditation of Iran’s Ambassador

Ukraine revokes accreditation of Iran’s Ambassador

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine informed charge d'affaires ad interim of Iran in Ukraine about the decision to revoke the accreditation of the Ambassador of Iran to Ukraine and to significantly reduce the number of embassy’s diplomatic personnel due to the facts of the use of Iranian-made weapons by the Russian troops.

This is stated in the statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

"To fulfill the request of the President of Ukraine to take urgent measures to respond to the facts of the use of Iranian-made weapons by the Russian troops in the territory of Ukraine, the charge d'affaires ad interim of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Ukraine was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine on September 23," the statement reads.

The Iranian side was told that the supply of Iranian weapons to Russia for its further use by Russian troops against the Ukrainian civilian population and the Defense Forces directly contradicts the position of neutrality and respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, publicly declared by the top leadership of Iran.

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"Supplying weapons to Russia for waging war against Ukraine is an unfriendly act that deals a serious blow to Ukraine–Iran relations," the statement underscores.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs notes that the Ukrainian side decided to revoke the accreditation of the Ambassador of Iran to Ukraine and to significantly reduce the number of diplomatic personnel of the Embassy of Iran in Kyiv in response to such an unfriendly act.

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As reported, the Russian troops intensified air attacks using Iranian Shahed-136 kamikaze drones in the south of Ukraine. In particular, the enemy once again attacked the port infrastructure of the town of Ochakiv, Mykolaiv region, with these drones. One of the two drones was shot down by Ukrainian units, the other hit a port tug.

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On September 23, the President of Ukraine requested the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to respond to the facts of the use of Iranian-made weapons by Russian troops.

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