MOSCOW, October 3. /TASS/. Speculations that Iran is supplying Russia with UAVs for the special military operation in Ukraine are not true, Spokesperson for the Iranian Foreign Ministry Nasser Kanaani said on Monday.
"Iran considers the information about deliveries of UAVs to the Russian side for use in combat operations in Ukraine unreliable and does not endorse such statements," stressed Nasser Kanaani, quoted on the official Telegram channel of the Iranian Foreign Ministry. "From the very start of the conflict, Iran has been in favor of a political settlement of the existing differences between the two sides," the spokesperson said.
He also pointed out that "during numerous meetings with its Russian and Ukrainian counterparts, Iran has repeatedly stressed the need to resolve existing differences through dialogue." Moreover, the Islamic Republic of Iran has repeatedly expressed its readiness to facilitate the peace process, the diplomat stressed.
On September 27, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said in an interview with Al-Monitor that Iran did not support any of the parties to the conflict in Ukraine and was against foreign arms exports to both Kiev and Moscow.
In August, the Washington Post published an article claiming that Iran was supplying Russia with its drones, and similar claims came later from US administration officials. However, on September 13, Pentagon Press Secretary, Brigadier General Patrick S. Ryder, admitted that US authorities could not confirm reports about the use of Iranian drones during the Russian special military operation in Ukraine.