19 October 2022

The U.S., UK and France raised “the issue of Iran’s transfer of UAVs to Russia at a meeting of the UN Security Council, where Council members received expert briefings from the UN Secretariat on reports of the transfer of these dangerous weapons”. A U.S. readout noted “grave concerns about Russia’s acquisition of these UAVs from Iran in violation of UN Security Council resolution 2231”, adding: “We will not hesitate to use our sanctions and other appropriate tools on all involved in these transfers. We will also continue to surge unprecedented security assistance to Ukraine, including air defense capabilities, so that Ukraine can defend itself from these weapons”.

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