Iran urges Ukraine to abandon groundless accusations against Tehran
Iran Press TV
Friday, 04 November 2022 1:29 AM
Iran has once again rejected Ukraine's repetitive and groundless accusations that it provides Russia with weapons.
This comes after Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said he had asked Tehran to "cease the flow of weapons to Russia."
"Emotionally-charged claims and non-evidentiary accusations do not help resolve Ukraine's crisis," Iranian Foreign Ministry's Spokesman Nasser Kan'ani said Thursday.
Kan'ani repeated Iran's position of "active neutrality" concerning the ongoing war in Ukraine, urging Kiev to stop its "blame game."
Instead, Kan'ani said, Ukrainian officials should heed Tehran's "constructive proposal" for bilateral technical meetings, where they could provide whatever evidence they might have about their allegations.
The official, meanwhile, reminded that the Islamic Republic had, since the onset of the conflict in Ukraine, been exerting diplomatic efforts aimed at finding a peaceful solution to the crisis.
Both Iran and Russia have repeatedly denied claims made by Kiev and its Western allies that Tehran has provided Moscow with drones to be used in the war in Ukraine.
The anti-Iran claims first emerged in July, with US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan alleging that Washington had received "information" indicating that the Islamic Republic was preparing to provide Russia with "up to several hundred drones, including weapons-capable UAVs on an expedited timeline" for use in the war.
Late last month, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian told his Ukrainian counterpart that Tehran was ready to hold technical meetings with the presence of military experts between the two countries without the need for any intermediaries.
"I believe that Ukraine should be careful not to be influenced by some extreme European politicians," he added at the time.
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