Britain blasts Iran for sending Putin ‘kamikaze drones’ for fatal revenge attack

Iran has been slammed for exporting "kamikaze drones" to Russia which have since been used in a series of attacks on Ukrainian cities.

This morning Kyiv was devastated by at least five explosions, beginning around 3.30 am, with the victims including a couple expecting a child.

Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko took to social media to confirm the deaths, saying: "A husband and wife who were expecting a child. The woman was six months pregnant."

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Emergency services claimed the overall death toll from today's attacks on the capital alone was four, while more have been wounded.

Ukrainian reports have now suggested the drones used in the attacks may have been Shahed-136 models supplied by Iran to Russia and rebranded as Geran-2 drones.

One of the drones, it was reported, seemed to have the phrase "for Belgorod" written on it, referring to a Russian city used as a staging ground for attacks on Ukraine which came under fire over the weekend.

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Britain, along with the US and France, have claimed the exports breech a UN security council resolution and nuclear deal made in 2015.

A US State Department spokesperson said: "Earlier today our French and British allies publicly offered the assessment that Iran's supply of these UAVs (for) Russia is a violation of UN Security Council resolution 2231.

"This is something that we agree with."

A conventional arms embargo was placed on Iran until October 2020 under Resolution 2231 – but diplomats in the West said the restrictions on missiles and similar weaponry, including the export and purchase of military equipment such as drones, were still in place until October 2023.

The deal between Iran and six international superpowers – Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States – was intended to limit Tehran's uranium enrichment activity and make it more difficult for the nation to develop nuclear arms.

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Iran has not confirmed that it exported drones to Russia and the Kremlin has not confirmed whether they were used in Ukraine.

Today's attacks also prompted Ukrainians to take to the streets and protest outside of the Iranian embassy in Kyiv.

The angry civilians were seen waving the country's flag, demanding that the Iranian government cease the delivery of more deadly drones to Russia.


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