Iran approves sending drones to Russia for first time

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister confirmed on Saturday for the first time that his country has supplied drones to Russia. An Iranian-made drone that dive-bombs Kyiv.

The comments by Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdrahian come after months of confusing messages from Iran about arms shipments. Russia sends drone Crashes into Ukrainian energy infrastructure and civilian targets.

“A few months before the Ukrainian war, we provided Russia with a limited number of drones,” Amiravdrahian told reporters after a meeting in Tehran.

Earlier, Iranian officials denied arming Russia in a war with Ukraine. Just earlier this week, Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations, Amir Saeed Iravani, called the allegations “absolutely baseless” and reiterated Iran’s neutral position in the war. If Russia uses Iranian drones to attack Ukrainian civilians.

Yet Iran’s militia, the Revolutionary Guard Corps, vaguely boasts that it provides drones to the world’s major powers. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has praised the effectiveness of drones and ridiculed Western hands over their dangers. Crowds waved triangular drone placards as a point of national pride during a state-backed demonstration to mark the 1979 U.S. embassy occupation on Friday.

Amira Rabdrahian claimed on Saturday that Iran was unaware of the drone’s use in Ukraine when he admitted the shipment.He said Iran remains committed to stopping the conflict. .

“If (Ukraine) has documents that Russia used Iranian drones in Ukraine, they should provide them to us,” he said. “If it is proven that Russia used Iranian drones in the war with Ukraine, we will not be indifferent to this issue.”