Russia rejects allegations of Iran arms supply
Russia's Embassy in Tehran dismisses allegations by The Guardian about weapons shipments from Iran to Russia.
Russia's Embassy in Tehran issued a statement on Sunday, saying that the information released about weapons shipments from Iran to Russia is "unrealistic and baseless storytelling."
The statement came after an article was released by The Guardian, titled "Russia using weapons smuggling by Iran from Iraq against Ukraine,” wherein the daily claimed that Russia is receiving weapons shipments sourced from Iraq by Iran for the war in Ukraine.
Iran's Embassy in London had rejected The Guardian's allegations as baseless earlier this month. “Trying to link the recent developments in Ukraine to the developments in the Middle East and mentioning the name of the Islamic Republic of Iran is an unprofessional and unacceptable act and a kind of disrespect to the readers of the newspaper,” the Iranian Embassy said.
Ukraine's Foreign Minister had thanked his Iranian counterpart for refuting the allegations raised in the article.
Call with FM Hossein Amir Abdollahian. Iran stands against Russia’s war on Ukraine, supports a diplomatic solution. Grateful to FM Abdollahian for refuting allegations of arms transfers to Russia with the help of Iranian companies, as well as for the medical team sent to Ukraine.— Dmytro Kuleba (@DmytroKuleba) April 13, 2022
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi had stated earlier in March that Iran is against the war in Ukraine, considering that Ukrainians "have fallen victim to the evil policies of the United States," and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian also stated that Tehran will back any political resolution to end the war.