Iranian government rejected sanctions against Iran’s drone industry

The Iranian government rejected the sanctions against Iran’s drone industry, a measure that affects its war power in the region.

Although drones are not Iran’s greatest strength, the plants that manufacture these instruments as weapons, could have a casualty after the application of sanctions.

Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Saturday condemned the new sanctions imposed against the country’s drone industry.
Iran’s drone industry has become a threat, which became evident after the attack on Israel.

In this regard, the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada, applied sanctions against Iran’s drone industry, to infer in its warlike position and support to terrorism.

In this regard, the Iranian government rejected the claims about the supply of Iranian weapons for use in the war against Ukraine.

“Resorting to sanctions to undermine Iran’s defense capabilities would never affect the country’s determination to enhance its national authority,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Naser Kanani said in a statement, IRNA reported.


Iranian government rejected sanctions against Iran’s drone industry

Kanani added that sanctions against Iran’s drone industry have become an “opportunity for self-reliance in strengthening and developing Iran’s military and defense capabilities.”

The Iranian diplomat said his country’s military capabilities are “commensurate” with its needs to “defend its national interests, protect sovereignty and territorial integrity and legitimate defense and deterrence against any external threat.”

The sanctions against Iran’s drone industry were applied by the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada, which issued it on Thursday against a dozen entities, individuals and vessels it accuses of playing a key role in facilitating and financing the clandestine sale of Iranian drones, including their use by Russia in the war in Ukraine.

However, Kanani again rejected the use of Iranian weapons in the war waged by Russia against Ukraine.

In addition, the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman criticized the European Parliament’s condemnation of Tehran’s retaliatory attack on Israel in response to the offensive against its consulate in Syria, as well as the request to include Iran’s Revolutionary Guard in the Union’s list of terrorist organizations.

Kanani dismissed the European Parliament’s request as “brazen”.

“Had it not been for the bravery and determination of the Revolutionary Guards and their assassinated anti-terrorist advisors, the terrorism of the so-called Islamic State (IS) would have infiltrated the European Parliament and the heart of the United States,” he said.

Kanani maintained that the Islamic Republic of Iran “is one of the important partners of the international community in ensuring regional and international security and peace.”

Iran’s drone industry has become a serious threat as they have managed to improve their technology and achieve greater range.

At the end of 2023, Iran’s drone industry incorporated new drones equipped with air-to-air missiles into its Armed Forces for use on the country’s borders, the Persian country’s state media reported.

The new version of the “Karrar” drone has a range of 1,000 kilometers and is equipped with Majid air-to-air thermal missiles which gives it the capability to intercept and destroy “hostile aerial targets”, according to the state agency IRNA.

Iran has a powerful drone manufacturing industry, which began manufacturing drones in the 1980s, during its eight-year war against Iraq.

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