US Suggests Iran Selling Drones To Russia Goes Against UN Resolution
(RepublicanNews.org) – Iran has been accused by the West of selling arms to Russia. Vladimir Putin’s forces have allegedly used “kamikaze drones” bought from the rouge theocracy against civilian targets in Ukraine. London, Paris and now Washington say that would put Iran in violation of the controversial 2015 nuclear deal President Biden has been trying to resurrect.
The US agrees with British and French assessments that Iran supplying drones to Russia would violate a U.N. Security Council resolution that endorsed the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six powers, State Department spokesman Vedant Patel said on Monday.https://t.co/qK70WVVR9u
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In 2015, the US and five other countries — including the UK, France and Russia — signed a deal that would let Iran continue with peaceful nuclear energy research in exchange for scrapping its nuclear weapons program. The agreement also banned Tehran from exporting missiles and related technologies for a number of years. In 2018, former president Donald Trump pulled the US out of the accord after Iran continued working on nuclear weapons. President Biden has made multiple concessions to get the accord back on track, but those efforts have been unsuccessful.
Over the last few weeks, Russia has reportedly started using Shahed-136 “kamikaze” drones to attack targets in Ukraine. Iran denies supplying the weapons, which, according to a report from PBS, have a range of about 1,500 miles and and carry about a 90lb warhead. However, Ukraine has photos and video of them, complete with Russian markings.
On October 17, it was revealed that Britain and France assessed that Iran supplying the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to Russia would go against U.N. Security Council resolution 2231. According to Reuters, a State Department spokesperson indicated the US agrees with this assessment, saying officials believe the weapons provided to Russia by Iran were among the weapons banned. He also said any alliance between Russia and Iran should be viewed as a “profound threat.”
Will clear evidence of the Middle Eastern nation’s violation be enough to persuade Biden he can’t reason with Tehran’s ayatollahs?
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