Iran has released a statement saying it will “respond appropriately” after Ukraine revoked its ambassador accreditation over drone sales to Russia that are allegedly being used in the war against Ukraine.
Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Nasser Kanani
In a statement, Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman Nasser Kanani said Ukraine’s decision was “regrettable” and based on “unconfirmed reports by western media.” Kanaka added that Iran had demonstrated A “clear policy of active neutrality” when it comes to the war in Ukraine.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy
The news comes after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced in a video address that Ukraine would downgrade diplomatic relations with Iran after Ukrainian forced shot down more than eight Iranian-made drones. Zelenskyy said, “In response to such an unfriendly act, the Ukrainian side has decided to deprive the ambassador of Iran of his accreditation and also to significantly reduce the number of diplomatic staff of the Iranian embassy in Kyiv.”