West should reconsider claims on Iran-Ukraine issue
Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian explained at his press conference on Wednesday the Islamic Republic’s clear positions on the Ukraine war.
Among other things, he clarified the alleged use of Iranian drones in the Ukraine war. Since the war broke out, Tehran’s position has been to speed up the conclusion of the conflict. In this regard, Tehran conveyed the message of the Europeans to the Russian president in Moscow and, in fact, assumed the role of mediator to conclude the war.
On the other hand, some Western countries made accusations that Iranian drones had been used against the people of Ukraine. These were met with explanations and denials by Iranian authorities.
Of course, Tehran and Moscow have had defense and military relations in the past, but these good relations have not violated Tehran’s neutral position towards the war in Ukraine.
To show its goodwill, Tehran did not stop at denying these claims and announced its readiness to hold a joint meeting with Ukrainian political and military experts to investigate their claims and receive their documents.
As the foreign minister announced on Wednesday, this meeting was held in a third country and the Iranian delegation received information from the Ukrainian side and gave them explanations. According to the top diplomat, the Ukrainian officials have not provided evidence of the use of Iranian drones and this confirms Iran’s position of neutrality and goodwill.
Now, after this joint meeting of the Iranian and Ukrainian delegations, it is expected that the Western countries, which have been creating a lot of media hype against Iran in the past few months, would reconsider their positions and follow the developments with more realism and welcome Iran’s action.
They should also accept the fact that Tehran has no intention but to help end the war. From Iran’s point of view, the continuation of the war has harmful consequences for the global economy, and the position of the Islamic Republic is not to intensify these economic consequences for the world. From Tehran’s point of view, the end of the war benefits everyone, and it is best if the Europeans use Iran’s capacity to help solve the issue and establish peace instead of projecting and accusing Tehran.