Nov 11, 2022 14:34 UTC
  • Iran opposes war, supports peace in Ukraine: FM spokesman

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kan’ani has once again dismissed Western accusations about Iran’s delivery of arms to Russia to be used against Ukraine, saying that the Islamic Republic is against any kind of war and favors ceasefire and peace.

Kan’ani made the remark in a post on his Twitter account on Friday, as he pointed to the months-long conflict between the Ukrainian military and Russian forces in the former Soviet republic.

“Sending Iranian weapons to Russia for use in the Ukraine war is a baseless accusation that they raise every day to legitimize their daily practice of exporting weapons to Ukraine,” he wrote in his tweet.

He said those who level such accusations against Iran are the ones who set the ground for the war and its continuation.

“Iran opposes war and supports ceasefire and peace,” the spokesman added.

Iran has on multiple occasions rejected in the strongest terms the Western claims of delivery of weapons and drones to Russia to be used against Ukraine. Tehran says it has had a long-term defense cooperation with Moscow and pursues a resolution of the conflict through dialog and diplomacy.

The anti-Iran claims first emerged in July, with US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan alleging that Washington had received “information” indicating that the Islamic Republic was preparing to provide Russia with “up to several hundred drones, including weapons-capable UAVs on an expedited timeline” for use in the war in Ukraine.

Both Iran and Russia have in the past vehemently denied baseless allegations that Tehran provided Moscow with drones.

This is while the United States and its European allies have been providing Kiev with an assortment of arms and weapons, fanning the flames of war in the ex-Soviet republic.