Russia's use of Iranian drones 'appalling', says Blinken

Russia's use of Iranian drones is

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday called the use of Iranian drones by Russian forces “appalling”, adding that the United States and its allies intend to prevent such arms deliveries . 

The use of these drones to “kill Ukrainian civilians and destroy the infrastructure on which they depend” is “appalling”, the US Secretary of State said during a visit to Ottawa.

The United States, Canada and their allies will work together to “expose, deter and prevent Iran from supplying these weapons,” he added.

Kyiv and its Western allies have repeatedly accused Moscow of using Iranian-made drones in attacks on Ukraine in recent weeks.

Ukraine has claimed that around 400 Iranian drones have already been used against the Ukrainian civilian population, and that Moscow has ordered around 2,000 of them.

Tehran has denied these accusations s. “If it becomes clear to us that Russia has used Iranian drones against Ukraine, we will certainly not be indifferent to this issue,” he nevertheless said this week the head of Iranian diplomacy, Hossein Amir. -Abdollahian.

The United States, Britain and the European Union have already imposed sanctions on Iran over the drone issue.

Tuesday, President Israeli Isaac Herzog agreed to share information with the United States showing, according to Israeli intelligence, the use of Iranian drones in the war in Ukraine.

Last month, Kyiv decided to drastically restrict its diplomatic relations with Tehran due to alleged arms deliveries to Moscow.