In spite of evidence to the contrary, Iran continues to deny its provision of drones to Russia for its war on Ukraine.
Foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said the claims by nations worldwide are "completely baseless', in spite of multiple nations globally issuing sanctions on Iran based on its support of its war on Ukraine.
In a conversation with the Arabic-language newspaper Al-Wefaq published in Tehran, he referred to his recent phone call with the EU's foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, during which Borrell warned about Russia's use of Iranian drones in the conflict with Ukraine.
Throughout the 18-month Russian attack on Ukraine, both Kiev and US officials repeatedly warned about Iran's military support to Moscow, including the delivery of Iranian-made drones.
However, Amir-Abdollahian stated, "Our stance on the Ukraine issue is entirely clear and transparent, and we have no affiliation with any party in our foreign policy."
On September 3rd, the Ukrainian Air Force reported shooting down 26 Iranian-made combat drones, Shahed-131 and Shahed-136, that Russia had deployed in its assault on southern Odessa.
David Barnea, the Director of Mossad, also expressed Israel's concern last week over Russia selling advanced weaponry to Iran in exchange for Iranian-made drones and other equipment, which could potentially jeopardize security.
The United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, Australia, and New Zealand have all imposed multiple rounds of sanctions on the Islamic Republic due to its alleged provision of drones to Russia in the Ukraine conflict.