Zelensky advisor calls for 'liquidation' of Iranian weapons plants
Referring to the UN, a Ukrainian official said that Iran "humiliates the institution of international sanctions" and that it is important to abandon "nonworking sanctions, invalid UN resolutions concepts."
In a Tweet published on Saturday, Ukrainian Presidential Adviser Mykhailo Podolyak said that Iran plans to boost its missile and drone supplies for Russia.
Referring to the UN, the Ukrainian official further said that Iran "humiliates the institution of international sanctions" and that it is important to abandon "nonworking sanctions, invalid UN resolutions concepts," and move to more destructive tools, such as the liquidation of nuclear plants and the arrest of suppliers.
Iran, planning to boost missile, drone supplies for Russia, blatantly humiliates the institution of international sanctions…— Михайло Подоляк (@Podolyak_M) December 24, 2022
Important to abandon nonworking sanctions, invalid UN resolutions concept, & move to more destructive tools – liquidation of plants, arrest of suppliers…
The tweet is relevant insofar it demonizes Iran with the alleged intent of supporting Russia in its combat efforts in Ukraine despite Iran announcing that Kiev failed to provide concrete evidence to support such claims.
His call to issue strikes on Iran despite the lack of evidence had already been issued in early November. During an interview, he said "It is necessary not just to impose sanctions or embargoes, it seems to me that it would be possible to launch specific strikes on the production of drones and ballistic missiles, and so on [on Iran]."
On December 13, Iranian Defense Minister Mohammad-Reza Ashtiani said that Kiev failed to provide concrete evidence proving that Iran had supplied drones to Russia.
Their failure to do so validates that the allegations were deliberately fabricated by Kiev to discredit and demonize Iran.
Yesterday, Iranian Foreign Minister Spokesperson Nasser Kanaani said at a news brief, "We emphasize once again that the Islamic Republic of Iran has not exported any military equipment to any side for use in the Ukraine war."