Germany to back sanctions against Iran for shipping drones to Russia

19 October 2022, 09:57 AM
Burbok emphasized that both regimes are not only

Burbok emphasized that both regimes are not only "brothers in spirit, but also support each other with the supply of weapons." (Photo:REUTERS/Benjamin Westhoff)

Berlin supports a new package of sanctions against Iran in response to the supply of kamikaze drones to Russia, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock told German broadcaster ZDF on Oct. 17.

"The kamikaze drones that were shot down and that hit Kyiv — it’s quite clear where they originate from," she said.

Baerbock said that Tehran's transfer of drones to Moscow showed that the two regimes are not only "brothers in spirit, but also support each other with weapons supplies."

"That’s why our only response to the terrible situation in Iran itself is to impose a package of sanctions," she said.

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Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has submitted a proposal to the President to sever diplomatic ties with Iran over the transfer of weapons to Russia.

A number of EU foreign ministers have also called for new sanctions against Iran if Tehran's involvement in Russian aggression is proven.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Oct. 17 that they had nothing to do with the supply of Shahed-136 kamikaze drones to Russia.

In fact, hundreds of the Iranian-made drones have already been used by Russia to attack cities across Ukraine over the last several weeks.

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