For months, Iran has been trying to deny providing Russia with kamikaze drones, with which the Russian invaders are attacking Ukraine. However, now Tehran praised that its drones allegedly show “efficiency.”
Iran’s top general has now said that Iranian kamikaze drones’ use in the Russia-Ukraine war shows that Tehran is a crucial player in this field. The corresponding statement was made by the Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, Major General Mohammad Bagheri.
In recent months, Russian forces have increasingly used Iranian-made drones to bombard Ukraine, killing civilians and damaging energy infrastructure.
What does the Iranian General say about drones?
Iranian General Bagheri finds it very honorable that Russia uses its drones for terrorist attacks against Ukraine. Therefore, according to him, Tehran allegedly became the leader in the market of combat drones.
“The current climate of arrogance (a reference to the United States and its allies – ed.) regarding the use of Iranian drones in the Ukraine war is part of the enemy’s psychological warfare,” Major General Mohammad Bagheri said, according to Tasnim news agency.
“Apart from the fact that many of these claims may be false, this shows the effectiveness, importance, and high rank of the Islamic republic in the field of drones,” he claimed.
Bagheri did not want to mention that the Armed Forces of Ukraine can now shoot down almost all kamikaze drones launched by the Russians.
Iran had denied that it supplied the drones to Russia for use in Ukraine. Still, it said in November that it had sold the weapons to Moscow before the invasion of Ukraine began. However, evidence shows Russia has been getting new batches of drones in recent months.
Iran admitted to providing drones to Russia but claimed it was before the war
On November 5, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian admitted for the first time that his country had indeed supplied drones to Russia. However, he denied the shipment after February 24, 2022, and said Tehran had sold an allegedly limited batch of drones.
Then the Iranian prime minister cynically stated: “We gave Russia a limited number of drones a few months before the war in Ukraine.”
However, later Russia received a new batch of drones from Iran and again began attacking Ukraine, particularly the South and Kyiv.