Britain’s Foreign Secretary James Cleverly on Saturday accused Iran of “shedding blood” from the Middle East to Ukraine, vowing to work with partners to “counter the Iranian threat”, after the supply of drones through Tehran to Russia. Accused by kyiv and its Western backers, Iran has admitted supplying drones to Russia, while claiming to have delivered them before Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine in February.
“As their people demonstrate against decades of oppression, Iran’s leaders are spreading blood and destruction across the region, and all the way to kyiv,” said James Cleverly, referring to the crackdown on anti-regime protests in the Islamic Republic. “Iranian weapons threaten the entire region. Today, Iran’s nuclear program is more advanced than ever, and the regime is selling armed drones to Russia that are killing civilians in Ukraine,” the British Foreign Minister told an annual security conference. in Bahrain.