Iran responds to Zelensky’s accusations — RT World News
Tehran says it is losing patience with Ukrainian president’s ‘unsubstantiated’ claims
Iran has not exported any military equipment for use in the conflict in Ukraine and will not tolerate such false accusations indefinitely, the Foreign Ministry in Tehran stressed on Thursday, in response to Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky’s speech before the US Congress.
« Once again, we emphasize that the Islamic Republic of Iran has not exported any military equipment to any party for use in the war in Ukraine, » he added. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani said in a statement.
Noting that Iran has always respected the territorial integrity of other countries, including Ukraine, Kanaani added, « Mr. Zelensky should realize that Iran’s strategic patience will not be unlimited in the face of baseless accusations.
Addressing US lawmakers on Wednesday evening, Zelensky accused Tehran of being Moscow’s partner in « genocidal policy ».
“The deadly Iranian drones sent to Russia by the hundreds have become a threat to our critical infrastructure. This is how one terrorist found the other. he said.
Ukraine and the United States have accused Iran of supplying drones to Russia, arguing that Moscow’s Geran-2 drones are in fact the Iranian-made Shahed-136 drones. Tehran noted this week that kyiv had presented no evidence to support this. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stressed that all weapons used by Russian troops in Ukraine came from domestic stocks.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian explained in November that Tehran had provided a « small number of drones » in Moscow « month before » the current conflict in Ukraine. He also criticized Washington for funneling billions of dollars in arms and ammunition to kyiv, prolonging the conflict.
In his statement on Thursday, Kanaani advised Zelensky to “It is better to learn from the fate of certain leaders of countries who counted on the support of the United States.
Ukraine’s president was in Washington lobbying for more weapons to continue his war effort. US President Joe Biden took advantage of this visit to announce more than $2.2 billion in additional aid.
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