The foreign spokesman says calls for an investigation into the use of alleged drones of Iranian origin in Ukraine are “false and unfounded.”
Iran has strongly condemned an appeal by France, Germany and the United Kingdom to the United Nations to investigate allegations that Russia used Iranian-origin drones to attack Ukraine, the foreign ministry said.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani said on Saturday that the appeal by the so-called E-3 group of countries was “false and unfounded” and that it was “strongly rejected and condemned”.
Ukraine says Russia has used Iran-made Shahed-136 attack drones that fly toward their target and explode on impact.
“The government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, in its quest to protect its national interests and secure the rights of the noble Iranian people, reserves the right to respond to any irresponsible action,” Iran’s website was quoted as saying. Ministry of Foreign Affairs Kanaani.
“It will not hesitate to defend the interests of the Iranian people,” he said without elaborating.
In a letter signed by their UN envoys, the three European countries supported Ukraine’s call on Monday for a UN investigation, arguing that the use of drones violated UN Security Council Resolution 2231, which ratified the nuclear deal. with Iran from 2015 was approved.
Raisi .’s Challenging Tone
In a speech on Saturday, President Ebrahim Raisi took a defiant tone to Iran’s military sales in general, saying the country was now a popular potential arms exporter.
Tehran denies supplying drones to Moscow in Ukraine war.
Raisi said during his recent trips abroad, including New York where he attended the UN General Assembly: “People came to me asking us to sell them military products. “Why us?” I asked them: ‘there are so many other countries… They said ‘because yours is better’.
He did not specify the type of weapons to sell or who approached him. This, he said, had angered Iran’s enemies, who “don’t want us to grow … to conquer markets”.
“Let the enemy get angry and die of anger,” Raisi said.