Addressing the US Congress on Wednesday, Zelensky railed at Moscow’s increasing use of missiles and drones to target Ukrainian cities out of Russian artillery range.
“Russia found an ally in this, in this genocidal policy: Iran,” he said.
“Iranian deadly drones sent to Russia in hundreds and hundreds became a threat to our critical infrastructure.
“It is just a matter of time [before] they will strike against your other allies if we do not stop them now.
“Mr. Zelensky had better know that Iranâs strategic patience over such unfounded accusations is not endless,” spokesman Nasser Kanaani was quoted as saying in a ministry statement.
Both the United States and European Union have sanctioned Iranian firms and entities involved in the transfer of drones to Russia.
On Sunday, Kanaani said Iran would not âseek permission from anyoneâ to expand ties with Russia, dismissing US concerns over a growing military partnership between Tehran and Moscow. »