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Iran says Ukraine failed to prove drone claims  

Tehran continued to dig in heels over deliveries of Iranian drones to Russia and accused Ukraine of making "baseless" claims. 
People demonstrate outside the Iranian Embassy in Ukraine on Oct. 17, 2022, in Kyiv.

TEHRAN — Iran's Defense Minister Brig. Gen. Mohammad Reza Ashtiani said Monday that Kyiv's claims that Tehran is supplying Russia with Iranian drones to be used in its war on Ukraine are "baseless."   

"At the technical meeting, the Ukrainian side did not present any evidence suggesting Russia's use of Iranian drones in its war on that country," Ashtiani declared in reference to a meeting between Iranian and Ukrainian military experts in November. He noted that Ukrainian representatives have refrained from providing such proof.  

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