Iran planning ‘proportional’ response to Ukraine reducing ties
Nasser Kanaani, Iranian foreign ministry spokesperson, said Ukraine should “refrain from being influenced by third parties who seek to destroy relations between the two countries”, a ministry statement said, Reuters reports.
According to him, Ukraine’s decision was “based on unconfirmed reports and resulted from a media hype by foreign parties”.
As reported, the Russian troops intensified air attacks using Iranian Shahed-136 kamikaze drones in the south of Ukraine. In particular, the enemy once again attacked the port infrastructure of the town of Ochakiv, Mykolaiv region, with these drones. One of the two drones was shot down by Ukrainian units, the other hit a port tug.
On September 23, the President of Ukraine requested the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to respond to the facts of the use of Iranian-made weapons by Russian troops.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine informed charge d’affaires ad interim of Iran in Ukraine about the decision to revoke the accreditation of the Ambassador of Iran to Ukraine and to significantly reduce the number of embassy’s diplomatic personnel due to the facts of the use of Iranian-made weapons by the Russian troops.
At the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Ambassador of Iran to Ukraine Manouchehr Moradi left Ukraine and now stays in Moldova.