The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani stressed that “they have always respected the territorial integrity of other countries, including Ukraine.”
Iran reiterates that it has not sent any military equipment for use in the Ukraine conflict and assures that it will not tolerate false accusations in this regard indefinitely. The statements were issued this Thursday by the Persian country’s Foreign Ministry in response to Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelenski’s speech before the US Congress.
“Once again we stress that the Islamic Republic of Iran has not exported any military equipment anywhere for use in the Ukrainian war,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said.
Also, the spokesman stressed that “they have always respected the territorial integrity of other countries, including Ukraine. “Mr. Zelensky should realize that Iran’s strategic patience will not be unlimited in the face of unfounded accusations,” he added.
Addressing US lawmakers on Wednesday, Ukraine’s president accused Tehran of partnering with Moscow in “genocidal politics.”
“Iranian deadly drones sent to Russia by hundreds have become a threat to our critical infrastructure. This is how one terrorist has found another,” he said.
Iran’s Defense Minister Mohammad Reza Ashtiani stated on Monday that kyiv has not provided Tehran with documents confirming Russia’s use of Iranian drones, as the Ukrainian side had promised at the previous meeting of representatives. from both countries, and maintained that the issue arises solely from “assessments based on unsubstantiated comments and rumours.”
Media reports about the use in Ukraine of Shahed-136 unmanned aerial vehicles, painted in Russian colors and renamed Geran-2, began to appear in early autumn. The White House also made similar statements in this regard.
For his part, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian clarified in early November that his country supplied Russia with “a small number” of drones “a few months before” the start of the operation in Ukraine.