Tajik MFA denies report about assembly of Iranian drones in Tajikistan “killing Ukrainians” as baseless

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan has denied report by Ukrainian blogger Dmitry Gordon that Iranian drones killing Ukrainians are assembled in Tajikistan as absolutely unfounded.


A statement released by Tajik MFA on October 30, in particular, says “the Republic of Tajikistan does not export military equipment to third countries.”


Tajikistan’s Foreign Ministry recommends that “Dmitry Gordon henceforth carefully address such comments and verify the accuracy of the information disseminated.”


“We also inform that the Tajik side has not received any appeals from official Kiev on this issue,” the statement emphasizes.


On October 27, Uzbekistan also denied information about the assembly of Iranian drones in the country as baseless, according to UzDaily.


A video interview of Ukrainian journalist and blogger Dmitry Gordon with Israeli businessman Leonid Nevzlin was circulated on the Internet, in which false information was voiced about the assembly of Iranian drones on the territory of Uzbekistan, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said in a statement.


It was noted that Uzbekistan does not cooperate with Iran in the military-technical sphere and does not assemble Iranian military equipment on its territory.


“At the same time, no official appeals have been received from the Ukrainian side or from other foreign partners on the so-called “assembly of Iranian drones,” the Uzbek Foreign Ministry notes.


In this regard, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan appealed to the official authorities of Ukraine with a request to take appropriate measures to prevent the Ukrainian media from spreading such unfounded accusations and other unreliable information about Uzbekistan that could damage bilateral relations.


Recall, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, Major-General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri, during his visit Dushanbe in Mya, on May 17, he and Tajik Defense Minister Sherali Mirzo reportedly launched the first production line for Iranian unmanned military aerial vehicle Ababil-2.


Highlighting Iran’s progress in drone technologies in recent years, Major-General Bagheri said in the event, “Today, we have reached a position that apart from fulfilling the domestic needs, we can export military equipment to the allies and friendly countries in order to strengthen security and sustainable peace.”


Iran’s Tasnim News reports that in an address at a military academy in Tehran, Major-General Yahya Rahim Safavi, the top military adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, said on October 19 that the Iranian armed forces have employed science and technology so masterfully that they have gained deterrent power in various spheres.


Highlighting Iran’s progress in manufacturing drones, the general said, “Today we have reached a point that 22 world countries are demanding to purchase unmanned aircraft from Iran.”


According to him, current candidates for the purchase of Iranian drones are Armenia, Tajikistan, Serbia, Algeria, Venezuela and other countries.


Source: Asia-Plus