Robert Malley, the U.S. special envoy for Iran, said that Iran had supplied dozens of combat drones to Russia during this summer.
Iran also has military personnel in Russian-occupied parts of Ukraine, he said. “Confronted with evidence, they need a new policy, not a new story,” Malley said.
Despite overwhelming evidence of Iranian drone deliveries to Russia, Iran had initially denied supplying them.
On Nov. 5, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian acknowledged for the first time that his country had provided drones to Russia but claimed that it happened before Russia's full-scale invasion.