Royal Oak Tribune

Iran acknowledg­es sending drones for first time


DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES >> Iran’s foreign minister on Saturday acknowledg­ed for the first time that his country has supplied Russia with drones, insisting the transfer came before Moscow’s war on Ukraine that has seen the Iranian-made drones divebombin­g Kyiv.

The comments by Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdoll­ahian come after months of confusing messaging from Iran about the weapons shipment, as Russia sends the drones slamming into Ukrainian energy infrastruc­ture and civilian targets.

“We gave a limited number of drones to Russia months before the Ukraine war,” Amirabdoll­ahian told reporters after a meeting in Tehran.

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