France warns Iran against drone deliveries to Russia

PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday warned his Iranian counterpart Ebrahim Raisi of the consequences of delivering drones to Russia, Macron’s office said on Saturday.

In a phone call, Macron urged Iran to “immediately cease” its support for Russia in the war against Ukraine.

Macron also expressed concerns about the trajectory of Iran’s nuclear program, the statement said.

Britain, France, Germany, the United States and Ukraine say the supply of Iranian-made drones to Russia violates a 2015 UN Security Council resolution enshrining the agreement on Iran’s nuclear.

The White House said Friday that Russia appears to be deepening its defense cooperation with Iran and has received hundreds of one-way attack drones it is using to strike Ukraine.

(Reporting by Michel Rose, Writing by Dominique Vidalon, Editing by Andrew Cawthorne and Clelia Oziel)

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