NATO Sec-Gen: Iran should not provide Russia with arms

Israeli Ambassador to the EU and NATO Chaim Regev has given Stoltenberg intelligence documents with details of Iran's weapons transfers to Russia.

RUSSIAN PRESIDENT Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi during a meeting in September (photo credit: SPUTNIK/REUTERS)
RUSSIAN PRESIDENT Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi during a meeting in September
(photo credit: SPUTNIK/REUTERS)

Iran or any other country should not provide Russia with arms and ammunition in its war against Ukraine, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg warned at a meeting of foreign ministers of the defense alliance’s members in Bucharest on Tuesday.

“We are saying very clearly that no country should support Russia’s illegal war, and therefore, Iran and no other country should provide Russia with missiles, drones or anything else that can help them to continue this brutal war of aggression against Ukraine.”

NATO Sec.-Gen. Jens Stoltenberg

“We are saying very clearly that no country should support Russia’s illegal war, and therefore, Iran and no other country should provide Russia with missiles, drones or anything else that can help them to continue this brutal war of aggression against Ukraine,” Stoltenberg said.

Russia turned to Iran because it was “running low on ammunition,” the NATO chief explained.

Israel supplies NATO with intelligence

Israeli Ambassador to the EU and NATO Chaim Regev has given Stoltenberg intelligence documents with details of Iran’s weapons transfers to Russia.

 Despite Iran’s denials and attempt to obscure their Iranian origins by adding Russian stamps, it is clear that the drone stabilizers are identical in their structure, dimensions, and numbering. (credit: OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT) Despite Iran’s denials and attempt to obscure their Iranian origins by adding Russian stamps, it is clear that the drone stabilizers are identical in their structure, dimensions, and numbering. (credit: OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT)

An agreed-upon statement released by the participants in Tuesday’s conference, which mostly focused on the war in Ukraine, did not mention Iran.

NATO weighed declaring Tehran a challenge to regional stability, KAN reported Tuesday.

Israeli diplomats are reportedly satisfied that Iran has become more of a topic of discussion lately in the defense alliance, which has avoided dealing with the threat from the Islamic Republic’s missiles, nuclear program and other threats.