Russia says that if UN Secretary-General António Guterres sends UN experts to Ukraine to investigate drones that the West claims were manufactured in Iran and used by Moscow in violation of UN resolutions, he threatened to reevaluate its cooperation with
Russia’s deputy UN ambassador to the UN Dmitry Polyansky called on Guterres and his staff to “refrain from involvement in illegal investigations” after a closed-door UN Security Council meeting on the use of drones in Moscow. He also threatened Russia withdrawing from a grain deal that allowed Ukrainian grain to be shipped from Black Sea ports.
Polyansky claimed the precision weapons were manufactured in Russia and accused “baseless accusations and conspiracy theories.”
But British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said Russia’s reliance on Iranian drones showed the strategic deterioration of Russia’s weapons, telling the Iranian government that Russia urged them to recognize that they do not want to be involved in the indiscriminate killing of women and children by
British Foreign Secretary James Cleverley is set to join the EU to announce new sanctions on three Iranian military commanders, including Iran’s chief of staff Maj. Gen. Mohammad Hossein Bagheri.
Polianski asked Guterres and his staff to “refrain from getting involved in illegal investigations. Otherwise, we will have to reassess our cooperation with them, which is in no one’s interest.” No. We don’t want it, but we have no other choice.”
The unarmed aircraft (UAV) claimed to be Russian-made, pointing to the “Gerlan” (Russian for geranium) label on its hull. “We recommend not to underestimate [the] The technological strength of the Russian drone industry. We know what to do and we know how to do it now,” he said.
Polianski said it was the United States that withdrew from the nuclear deal in 2018, so it is ridiculous that the United States is accusing Iran of violating the deal. said he had no authority over UN resolutions related to the nuclear deal, adding that the UN secretary-general was a creature of the Western capital.
When asked why he objected to a commission investigating drone debris, he replied that the United Nations did not have the authority to initiate an investigation if it was clear that they were of Russian origin.
The US, UK and EU allege they have incontrovertible evidence that Iran supplied Russia with Shahed-136.
Washington says any arms transfer violates UN Security Council Resolution 2231. This implements his 2015 nuclear deal, now moribund, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to curb Iran’s nuclear activities and prevent the country’s development. nuclear weapons. Since 2020, Iran has been free to export arms under the deal.
Ukraine and its Western allies say the resolution still includes restrictions on missiles and related technology until October 2023 and could include exports and purchases of advanced military systems such as drones. There is
On Wednesday, Iran’s UN special envoy Amir Saeed Iravani rejected “baseless and baseless allegations” about the movement of drones, while Tehran, which abstained in a vote on war, wants a “peaceful settlement” of the conflict. said he was. Russia sent troops to Ukraine on her February 24th.
France’s ambassador to the United Nations, Nicolas de Riviere, said Guterres “has a definite mandate twice a year to report on all this and to carry out technical assessments, so I think the UN secretariat must go. ‘ said. [to Ukraine] And go.”
Guterres will report to the Security Council twice a year (traditionally in June and December) on the implementation of the 2015 resolution. An assessment of drones in Ukraine will likely be included in that report.