Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei during a meeting with clerics and students of the country’s seminaries on July 12, 2023

Iran's Khamenei Blames US For Continued War In Ukraine

Wednesday, 07/12/2023

Despite evidence of the use of Iranian drones by the Russian army, Iran’s Supreme Leader holds American arms companies responsible for the continued war in Ukraine.

Despite Iran’s denials, numerous reports show that the Russian army has used hundreds of Iranian-made drones to bomb Ukraine's infrastructure and civilians.

However, in his meeting with seminary students and religious missionaries on Wednesday, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said: "They [the US] are ready to victimize a nation like the poor homeless nation of Ukraine, so that the pockets of the American arms companies will be filled," he said.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Khamenei said "the interests of Western arms production and sales companies lie in the continuation of the war in Ukraine."

Last week, a new report by two Russian investigative media revealed the preparations for the production of Shahed kamikaze drones in the territory of Tatarstan in western Russia.

The foreign and defense ministers of NATO members, in their numerous meetings, especially in recent months in Bucharest, Madrid and also at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany, asked Iran to refrain from delivering more weapons and drones to Russia.

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