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US official: Iran's claim that it didn't supply drones to Russia after Feb. 24 is false.

by The Kyiv Independent news deskNovember 7, 2022 12:12 am

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.

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