Iran is ready to ‘play a role’ in ending the war
“Iran supports any initiative that leads to a negotiated ceasefire and peace between Russia and Ukraine, and is ready to play a role in ending the war.” Ali Shamkhani, secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, said Wednesday during his Russian counterpart Nikolai Patrushev’s visit to Tehran.
Faced with increasing isolation from Western sanctions, Russia and Iran are seeking to tighten their ties. Kyiv and its Western allies accuse Moscow of using Iranian drones to bomb civilian infrastructure, including power plants. Tehran was recognized for the first time on Saturday delivered it to Russia, but before the February 24 invasion.
According to the news service of the Russian Security Council, M.M. Patrushev and Shamkhani “Bilateral cooperation in the field of law enforcement including public security and fight against terrorism and extremism was discussed in detail. They also discussed measures to deal with the interference of Western special services in the internal affairs of the two countries”. On the other hand, “An exchange of views also took place on a whole range of international issues, particularly the situation in Ukraine and the Middle East.”He adds.
According to Mykhailo Podoliak, an adviser to the Ukrainian president speaking on Twitter, “The Kremlin is exhausted. Russia’s resources are close to the limit (…) Mr. Patrushev is looking to Tehran to continue the war, acquire missiles/drones, and address the lack of missiles. Now is the time to double down on aid to Ukraine.”
Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev held talks with Iranian Prime Minister Ali Shamkhani in Tehran on Wednesday on the situation in Ukraine, security cooperation and counter-terrorism. “Western Intervention” In their internal affairs, TASS agency reports. “The economic potential of developing trade relations between Russia and Iran in the face of pressure from Western sanctions was also highlighted”Citing a statement from the press service of the Russian Security Council, the company adds, without further details.
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