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Europeans call for UN probe into Iranian drones in Ukraine

Europeans call for UN probe into Iranian drones in Ukraine

In a letter to the UN on Friday, France, the United Kingdom and Germany demanded an “impartial” investigation into Iranian drones supplied to Russia by the West in its war against Ukraine.

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“We welcome the investigation by the UN Secretariat Group responsible for the implementation of Security Council Resolution 2231 and we stand ready to support the Secretariat’s work to carry out its technical and impartial investigation,” the letter, seen by AFP, said. Security Council and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

Resolution 2231 of 2015 builds on the now-deteriorating Iran Civilian Nuclear Deal between Tehran, Russia, China, Germany, the United Kingdom and France.

In their letter, French ambassadors Nicolas de Riviere, German Antje Leendertse and British James Kariuki said, “We are deeply concerned about Iran’s transfer of drones to Russia in violation of Security Council Resolution 2231 (2015). The war of aggression against Ukraine and attacks on civilian infrastructure and Ukrainian cities, innocent Caused civilian deaths.

Tehran has been accused by the West for days of supplying Russia with kamikaze drones, and the White House confirmed Thursday that Iranian soldiers are in Crimea to help the Russians deal with these devices launched against energy and energy infrastructure. Ukraine.

The European Union, which announced new sanctions against Iran this week, assured it had “sufficient evidence”.

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Moscow and Tehran have firmly denied, at the end of a closed session of the Security Council on Wednesday, any involvement in these weapons, the Shahed-136 and Shahed-131 drones.