UNITED NATIONS, October 20. /TASS/. The Russian Federation uses only domestically made drones in its special operation in Ukraine, Russian First Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Dmitry Polyansky told reporters.
"We have our drone industry which produces the things that we need for this campaign and all these allegations are entirely on the conscience of our Western colleagues," Polyansky said after closed UN Security Council consultations, during which Western nations accused Iran of supplying its drones to Russia for use in Ukraine.
The diplomat added that inscriptions in Russian can be seen on wreckage of drones that had hit targets in Ukraine. "I don’t think that Russian is very much widely used in Iran," Polyansky said.
The Washington Post reported on October 16 that, according to the US and its allies, Tehran was preparing to supply Russia with the first batch of its short-range ballistic missiles, Fateh-110 and Zolfaghar, with the range of 300 and 700 km respectively. Moreover, Tehran is preparing to deliver to Moscow dozens of Mohajer-6 drones and Shahed-type kamikaze drones.
In August, The Washington Post published an article alleging that Iran was supplying drones to Russia. Subsequently, similar statements were made by US administration officials. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov then dismissed such claims as fake news.
The US Department of State claimed that the alleged deliveries of UN Security Council Resolution 2231, which prohibits Iranian exports of goods and technologies, including weapons with the range exceeding 300 km, without the Council’s prior authorization.