Iran will not supply Russia with drones and buy stolen Ukrainian grain
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian assured Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba that the Iranian side would not buy from Russia stolen grain and hand over drones to Russia.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba on July 15 had a telephone conversation with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir Abdollahian. The latter, in particular, once again noted the principled position of the Islamic Republic of Iran – disagreement regarding the war.
Interfax-Ukraine reports this.
“In our telephone conversation, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian expressed his condolences to the victims of the Russian attack on Vinnitsa. I noted the position of Ukraine: Russia should not receive any military assistance from anyone. He assured me that Russia would not be able to sell the stolen Ukrainian grain to Iran” , – Kuleba wrote on his Twitter.
In addition, the Iranian Foreign Minister stressed that from the very beginning of the crisis, his country opposed the war in Afghanistan, Yemen, Palestine, and also in Ukraine.
He dismissed “baseless allegations” recently made by the U.S. Security Adviser against Iran of supplying Iranian drones to Russia for use in the war against Ukraine, and said that “such allegations are being made at the same time as Biden's visit to occupied Palestine, in self-serving political purposes.”
“The principled and clear position of the Islamic Republic of Iran is to oppose the war and support efforts to end the war, and this position is different from the double standards of some Western states,” said Hossein Amir Abdollahian and added, that the Islamic Republic of Iran is still making every effort to end the war and politically resolve the crisis in Ukraine.
Recall, the White House said on July 11 that Russia could apply to Iran with a request to provide it with hundreds of unmanned aerial vehicles , including those capable of carrying weapons, for use in the war against Ukraine.