IP - Iran’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Amir Saeed Iravani, said on Thursday that apolitical agenda is being pursued behind the attempts of some states to link unfounded claims against Iranian Drones in the Ukraine conflict with Resolution 2231.

Iran PressAmerica: Iran repeatedly refuted Western media reports about Russia using Iranian-made drones in Ukraine.

Also, Kremlin announced that Russia uses uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVsforof domestic manufacture.

Iravani made remarks at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) stakeout in New York on October 19, 2022.

He said that some states are pursuing a political agenda by linking unfounded claims against Iran in the Ukraine conflict with Resolution 2231.

The Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations regarding claims made against Iran over the situation in Ukraine said: The Islamic Republic of Iran has taken a clear and consistent position on the situation in Ukraine, which has been pronounced since the start of the conflict."

"The Islamic Republic of Iran has always emphasized that all UN Members must fully respect the purposes and principles enshrined in the United Nations Charter and applicable international law, including sovereignty, independence, unity, and territorial integrity," He said.

Iran has consistently advocated for peace and an immediate end to the conflict in Ukraine and has urged the parties in the battle to exercise restraint, avoid escalating tensions, and engage in a meaningful process for settling their disputes through peaceful means while also addressing the root causes of the situation, Iran's Ambassador to the United Nations, Amir Saeed Iravani stressed.

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Iran supports the ongoing efforts to find a peaceful solution to this conflict. In this regard, our Foreign Minister contacted his counterparts from both sides on several occasions, Iravani added. Iran categorically rejects unfounded claims that Iran has transferred UAVs for use in the conflict in Ukraine; Iravani said: "Some Western States are trying to launch a disinformation campaign against Iran and make misleading interpretations of Security Council Resolution 2231too wrongly establish a link between their baseless allegations against Iran with this Resolution."

Iran emphasizes that the issues surrounding the ongoing conflict in Ukraine are entirely irrelevant to Resolution 2231, both in substance and form. Any activity in this regard falls outside the scope of the Resolution and the Secretariat's mandate.

Moreover, Iran believes that none of its arms exports, including UAVs, to any country falls within the provision of Paragraph 4 of Annex B to resolution 2231.

The Islamic Republic of Iran will continue its constructive engagement to help the peaceful Resolution of conflict in Ukraine, Iravani concluded.


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