Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani reacted to the recent statements made by the President of Ukraine in Congress about the military support that the Islamic Republic has been giving to Russia.
Kanaani says it is not true that Tehran is supplying drones or any other military equipment to the Russian regime. However, the statement in which the spokesman denied the accusations did not end there, as it was also accompanied by a threatening message.
"Mr. Zelensky had better know that Iran’s strategic patience over such unfounded accusations is not endless," the diplomat said.
Likewise, the Iranian spokesman also suggested that the Ukrainian leader draw "a lesson from the fate of some other political leaders who contented themselves with US support."
Ukraine's leader, Volodymir Zelenksy, visited Washington, D.C. and gave a speech to Congress to request additional support in his standoff with Russia.
During his speech, the president stated that Vladimir Putin was receiving help from another country and explained that the support of that ally was complicating Ukraine's defense.
"When Russia cannot reach our cities by its artillery, it tries to destroy them with missile attacks. More than that, Russia found an ally in its genocidal policy — Iran." he said.
President Volodymyr Zelensky is delivering an emotionally filled address to U.S. Congress on Dec. 21.
“Your money is not charity, it's an investment in global security and democracy we handle in the most responsible way,” he said.
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Zelensky later added that Vladimir Putin was receiving hundreds of "lethal drones," which is radically affecting his country's infrastructure.
"That is how one terrorist has found the other. It is just a matter of time — when they will strike against your other allies, if we do not stop them now," he continued.
Military package to Ukraine
The United States decided to send a military aid package valued at $1.8 billion, with the intention of helping to counteract the damage Russia is causing with the war.
The collaboration includes $800 million in funding that is reportedly being distributed through the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative program that funds ammunition and training, among other things. The package also includes about $1 billion in weapons and missile batteries.
During the Ukrainian president's visit, Joe Biden pledged continued military support to Kiev with no expiration dates.