GENEVA, Nov 2 Switzerland renews sanctions imposed by the EU in connection with the “delivery of Iranian drones to Russia”, but does not renew EU sanctions against Tehran due to protests in the country, the Federal Council reports. Moscow and Tehran have previously denied information about the alleged supply of Iranian weapons to the Russian side.
“The Federal Department of Economics, Education and Research (DEFR), the department responsible for sanctions, together with the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAE), has decided to renew the sanctions imposed by the EU in connection with the supply of Iranian drones to Russia,” the website said in a statement. council.
However, the ministries have decided not to renew the sanctions imposed by the EU in connection with the current protests in Iran.
“This decision takes into account all the interests of Switzerland in the field of domestic and foreign policy, including including the good offices of Switzerland in Iran,” the ministry said.
Earlier, the EU imposed sanctions against 11 individuals and four organizations for the suppression of protests in Iran. Under the sanctions, among other organizations, was the Iranian vice police. Later, the EU included three more individuals and one organization from the Islamic Republic in the new package of sanctions for allegedly supplying the Russian Federation with drones, which were repeatedly denied both in Moscow and Tehran. weapons to the Russian side. His colleague from the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, stated that the topic of Russia's purchase of combat drones from Iran was artificially thrown into the American media. The Pentagon spokesman noted that the United States has no evidence that Iran is supplying Russia with ground-based missiles to destroy ground targets. The Kremlin also noted that they do not have data on Iranian weapons – the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov reported that “Russian equipment is used, with Russian names.”