Secretary General Antonio Guterres says the United Nations is examining “available information” about accusations that Iran supplied Russia with drones.
Reuters quoted Guterres as saying that “any findings will be reported to the Security Council, as appropriate, in due course.”
Meanwhile, the Associated Press quoted a UN diplomat as saying that Tehran has plans to sell Moscow hundreds of missiles and drones in violation of the 2015 Security Council resolution that endorsed the nuclear deal between Tehran and the P5+1.
The diplomat, who was speaking on condition of anonymity, added that a key question is what Russia will be giving Iran in return for the drones and missiles.
Last week, Iran International reported that the Islamic Republic has asked Russia for help to quell the popular uprising by supplying anti-riot equipment and training.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Saturday during a joint press briefing with Coordinator for Strategic Communications at the National Security Council in the White House John Kirby that Moscow may be helping the Islamic Republic, drawing on its own experience in suppressing demonstrations.
“The evidence that Iran is helping Russia rage its war against Ukraine is clear and it is public. Iran and Russia are growing closer the more isolated they become,” Jean-Pierre said. “Our message to Iran is very, very clear: Stop killing your people and stop sending weapons to Russia to kill Ukrainians.”