News ID: 107661
Publish Date : 10 October 2022 - 22:02

TEHRAN -- Foreign Minister Hussein Amir-Abdollahian has reiterated Iran’s principled stance on the need to end Russia-Ukraine conflict, saying the Islamic Republic has sent no weapons for any of the two sides in the ongoing war.
Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks in a meeting with Polish Undersecretary of State for Economic and Development Cooperation, Africa and the Middle East Pawel Jablonski here.
The top Iranian diplomat said the country’s principled stance is to oppose the arming of the two sides in the Ukraine war with the goal of helping stop the conflict.
Russia began a “special military operation” in Ukraine on February 24, saying it was aimed at “demilitarizing” the eastern Ukrainian region of Donbas, which is made up of the Donetsk and Lugansk republics.
Back in 2014, the two countries broke away from Ukraine, refusing to recognize a Western-backed Ukrainian government there that had overthrown a democratically-elected Russia-friendly administration.
Since the beginning of the conflict, Tehran has emphasized that it rejects both war and sanctions, calling for diplomatic efforts to immediately end the war.
Iran has repeatedly rejected Western media reports about Tehran sending combat drones to Russia to be used in the Ukraine war.
Elsewhere in the meeting, Amir-Abdollahian welcomed the improvement of relations between Iran and Poland in various fields, saying that no limits should be set for the expansion of the two countries’ ties based on the mutual capacities.
The Polish diplomat, for his part, outlined his country’s stance on mutual relations and the most important regional and international developments.

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