Iran on Tuesday responded to a claim made by US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan that Tehran was preparing to transfer hundreds of drones to Russia for use in Ukraine.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani said that Russia and Iran have a history of cooperation that dates back before the war in Ukraine and that there haven’t been any new deals made recently.
“The history of cooperation between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Russian Federation in the field of some new technologies dates back to before the start of the war in Ukraine and there has been no special development in this relationship recently,” Kanaani said.
Kanaani pointed out the hypocrisy of criticizing Iran for allegedly sending drones to Russia while the US has a history of supporting aggressive nations with weapons. “The claim of the US official comes while the United States and the Europeans have for years turned the occupying and aggressor countries, including in the West Asian region, into a storehouse for their various fatal weapons,” he said.
Kanaani said that Iran hasn’t changed its position on the war and that it favors negotiations to end the fighting. “We do not consider war as a solution; neither in Ukraine nor in Afghanistan, nor in Yemen, etc.,” he said.
Sullivan claimed on Monday night that the US had “information” that indicates Iran “is preparing to provide Russia with up to several hundred UAVs, including weapons-capable UAVs on an expedited timeline.” But Sullivan offered no information to back up his assertion.
US officials made a similar accusation against China earlier in the war that turned out to be unfounded. Officials told the media that Russia had asked China for military assistance in Ukraine, and Sullivan warned Beijing against helping Moscow’s war effort. Both China and Russia strongly denied the accusation, and an NBC News report later cited US officials who said there was no “hard evidence” to back up the claim.
The NBC report said that the Biden administration had been publicizing claims based on bad intelligence that lacked evidence as part of an information war against Russia. The report said the “unprecedented intelligence releases” had been coordinated by Sullivan’s National Security Council.
12 thoughts on “Iran Responds to US Claim That It Is Preparing to Send Drones to Russia”
Lies, in an information operation targeting the American people.
Russia knew that the US was gonna turn the ukraine into an anti Russian aggressor state well before Nudelman’s coup 2014 possibly even after its “independence” 15 years prior and has been preparing for the inevitable since.
Russia never relied on anyone for its defence and this is certainly not an exception.
I was unaware that the lying cheating US made up the story and had hoped it was true. Nobody wants war but now that the US is pushing for war against Russia and China it seemed logical for Iran to help against anti life death eaters.
They’re as disjointed as any Q cranks.
Jake Sullivan says lots…
And bungles even more.
Is it a “lie” if you are such a bungler you actually believe it?
Sullivan trying to imitate Cheney’s phony intel releases prior to our illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq.
How many time Jake Sullivan have to make a complete fool of himself in order to feel it himself…? Answer: as long as it takes…!
The US government lying? Why I never, plus frankly it is their perfect right to sell/give the Russians gear if that is what amuses them.
This guy Sullivan is an amateur and has no diplomatic skills what so ever. He was put in place to get us into World War III. That’s becoming more obvious every time his gums flap.
All is fair in love and war…
No judgement on outcomes, it just is what it is…
Oh but throw ‘intelligence’ into the mix and it’s an entirely different ballgame…
And the burning question about this is…… “So what if they are?” How much weaponry and money has the West funneled into Ukraine? Oh, that’s right- I forgot it’s okay if we do it, but it’s bad if ‘they’ do it.
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