The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that new sanctions will be imposed on Iranian individuals and businesses responsible for supplying Russia with drones used to strike Ukraine.
In the statement, it was emphasized that Russia used drones to attack both civilian targets and critical infrastructure in the capital Kiev and throughout Ukraine in order to deprive Ukrainians of energy, heating and water.
“Iran actively wages war by supplying these drones, capitalizing on Russia’s heinous attacks on Ukrainian citizens, and contributing to public suffering and the destruction of critical infrastructure. Both Russia and Iran are at the United Nations, which controls the transfer of these weapons from Iran. It violates the Security Council resolution.”
Among the names to be sanctioned are Iran’s Chief of General Staff Major General Mohammad Baqari, Head of the Research and Industrial Relations Unit of the Iranian Ministry of Defense, General Sayid Qureshi, and Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Army Air Space Forces Commander of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Brigadier General Said Agacani.
“CLEAR EVIDENCE OF IRAN’S STABILIZING ROLE IN GLOBAL SECURITY”
In the statement, British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said that Iran’s support for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “brutal and illegal war” against Ukraine is regrettable.
“Today, we impose sanctions on those who supply the drones that Russia uses to target Ukrainian civilians. This is clear evidence of Iran’s destabilizing role in global security,” Clevery said. used the phrase.