TEHRAN (Iran News) –In recent days Ukraine has started a verbal attack against the Islamic Republic of Iran, and its Western allies have used this baseless claims and remarks as a pretext to increase pressure on Tehran to force it to sign the JCPOA deal which has currently come to a standstill
Ukraine as well as Western media claimed that Tehran has supplied attacking drones to Russia and they claimed that this move is against the UN Resolution Resolution which it bars Iran from any arms deal with any country by 2023 and they urged the United Nations to take action. The United States and its European allies have in recent months accused Iran of providing Russia with drones to be used in the war in Ukraine.
The Islamic Republic of Iran reacting to this media hype and claims of Ukraine and its allies has repeatedly refused these claims and Tehran believes it is new game of the West for exerting pressure on it for forcing it to give concession by signing the JCPOA revival deal.
On Monday Iran warned the United Nations against implementing the West’s “instructions” to conduct a so-called investigation in the context of Security Council Resolution 2231 to assess the type of unmanned aerial vehicles allegedly used in the current conflict in Ukraine.
The anti-Iran claims first emerged in July, with U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan alleging that Washington had received “information” indicating that the Islamic Republic was preparing to provide Russia with “up to several hundred drones, including weapons-capable UAVs on an expedited timeline” for use in the war in Ukraine.
Iran’s ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations Amir Saeed Iravani on Monday sent a letter to the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, President of the Security Council Michel Xavier Biang and Facilitator for the implementation of Security Council Resolution 2231 (2015) Fergal Mythen regarding the allegations, saying the “resolution itself provides no legal basis for such an investigation.”
“Iran cautions the Secretariat against conducting such an illegal investigation or engaging in any activity that advances and implements the Western States’ ‘instructions’ and urges the secretary general to prevent the conduct of any such flawed tasks by the Secretariat [and] refrain from reporting on such irrelevant requests and unsubstantiated claims in his subsequent report on the implementation of Resolution 2231,” Iravani said.
He categorically rejected all accusations against Iran contained in the letters sent by the E3 – France, Germany, and Britain – and Northern Ireland to the president of the Security Council as well as those raised by its certain members and non-members.
“It is ironic that these countries, particularly the three permanent members of the Security Council, accuse Iran of violating a specific paragraph of Security Council Resolution 2231, while they continue to be in flagrant violation of all their explicit legal obligations under that same resolution,” he said.
He also pointed out that the United States’ illegal withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), is in material breach of the peremptory norms of international law, the UN Charter and Security Council Resolution 2231.
Even Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said his country is ready to discuss the Western countries’ allegations about exporting drones to Russia in a joint session with Ukrainian officials.
In response to Western countries’ claims about Iran selling drones and other military equipment to Russia to be used against Ukraine, he said, “We have not sold and will not sell any weapons and drones to be used in the war against Ukraine, and cooperation between Iran and Russia will continue without having anything to do with the Ukraine war.”
The Iranian foreign minister said Tehran and Moscow engage in various kinds of cooperation, including in the defense field, adding, “We have both received weapons from Russia and supplied weapons to Russia in the past, but not in the course of the Ukraine war.”
Now that the war in Ukraine is reaching its critical point and the JCPOA’s future is in doubt, the Western states have used Ukraine as a pawn to accuse Iran of supplying drones and even missiles to Russia in order to increase pressure on Tehran to bring it to the negotiation table and giving concession.
Tehran strongly refutes such baseless claims because it is courage enough to take responsibility of its actions and it does not need to hide it like what the West does through hiding behind Ukraine.
And Ukraine is recommended to settle its account with Russia and not to involve Iran in this war because Tehran has always been opposed to any war because it believes war in any part of the world will destabilize global peace and economic condition as we now see the consequences of Ukraine-Russia war that has worsened economies and energy in the world.
So it is better the West and Ukraine to resolve their problems with Russia instead of involving other states in this devastating war which will have no real winner, and both parties and above all Europe are the genuine losers and the world suffers from consequence of this war.