UNITED NATIONS, October 20. /TASS/. No evidence to support Western claims of Iran’s drone sales to Russia was presented to the United Nations Security Council, Russian First Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Dmitry Polyansky told reporters.
"The aim of our Western colleagues is clear: they attempt to hit two targets at once, inventing an artificial pretext to put pressure on Russia and on Iran," the diplomat said after closed UN Security Council consultations on the matter.
"On Russia, they try to distract the attention of the international community from their de facto engagement in the conflict in Ukraine. You all have seen the reports of new arms transfers from the West," he continued.
"In parallel, the West in line with its usual shameful practice tries to put pressure on Iran, leveling baseless accusations about its violation of the United Nations Security Council resolution 2231," Polyansky added. "Never [has] any evidence been presented to the council."
He described those claims as "nonsense" and "baseless accusations.".