18 October 2022

Iran’s diplomatic spokesperson rejected reports of arms transfers, including drones, to Russia, describing them as a “propaganda campaign waged by media of some countries against the Islamic Republic of Iran” and expressing willingness to engage “with Ukraine to dispel such allegations”. The remarks came a day after Ukraine’s foreign ministry asserted that Russia had deployed “more than a hundred Iranian kamikaze drones” over the past week, and urged the EU to adopt sanctions over the weapons supplies.

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