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Iran responds to US claims of drone shipments to Russia

Samizdat | July 13, 2022

Tehran will not help either side in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has said in response to White House claims the Islamic Republic was planning to deliver “hundreds of drones” to Russia.

“We have different kinds of cooperation with Russia, including in the defense sector. But we are not going to help either side in this conflict because we believe that it has to be stopped,” Amir-Abdollahian told Italian newspaper la Repubblica on Wednesday.

“The current problem with the conflict is that some Western countries, including the United States, have arms manufacturers who are trying to sell their products,” he said, adding that Tehran “will avoid any action that could lead to escalation” but we will work to stop the conflict.

On Monday, US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan told reporters that Iran was “preparing to provide Russia with up to several hundred UAVs,” including combat drones.

Many Western countries, including the US, are supplying Kiev with heavy weaponry, such as missile launchers, armored vehicles and combat drones. Moscow insists that “flooding” Ukraine with weapons will only exacerbate the conflict.

Meanwhile Russian President Vladimir Putin will travel to Tehran on July 19 and meet with his counterparts Ebrahim Raisi of Iran and Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, according to the Kremlin.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday that Putin will not discuss possible drone supply during his trip to Tehran.

July 13, 2022 - Posted by | Militarism | , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. Noted. Solid, diplomatic common sense from FM Amir-Abdollahian.

    The Hypocrites Hustle in Zio-Occupied WashDC….

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    Comment by roberthstiver | July 13, 2022 | Reply

  2. “On Monday, US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan told reporters that Iran was “preparing to provide Russia with up to several hundred UAVs,” including combat drones”.

    In the words of Famous British Prostitute Mandy Rice-Davies, “well, he would say that wouldn’t he”?

    I’ll bet “Jake” Sullivan is just another one of those “Neo-Cons” who infest the upper reaches of the American Government(and completely dominate “American” decision making), at the highest level. Iran, on the other hand, appears to be conducting itself with Human Decency(a quality unknown within the USA Government).

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | July 13, 2022 | Reply

    • Brian, I note your “Jake” WRT Sullivan. Do you know/read Ray McGovern? I read a commentary by him just yesterday (provided by my most prolific e-mail blogger) in which Ray identified Sullivan as “Jacob Jeremiah Sullivan.” ‘nuf written.

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      Comment by roberthstiver | July 13, 2022 | Reply

      • Sorry, I’m not familiar with Ray McGovern. No other country on Earth(that I am aware of) allows “Dual Passport holders” to totally dominate its government. NO ONE can be LOYAL to two countries(and Bleed America Dry) in the process.
        As far as I can tell(from the other side of the Planet) the American National debt of $30 TRILLION+, isn’t even a topic of conversation??? I would have thought it was “Important” to address how it will be “dealt with”…..WTF?

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        Comment by brianharryaustralia | July 13, 2022 | Reply


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