Russia’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Vassily Nebenzia, told UN chief Antonio Guterres on Friday that the UN Secretariat has no mandate to investigate Russia’s alleged use of Iranian drones in the Ukraine war.
“We would like to express our most serious concerns regarding the attempts of certain Member States to give instructions to the UN Secretariat in violation of Article 100 of the United Nations Charter, as manifested in the letter from the Permanent Representatives of France, Germany and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the United Nations dated 21 October 2022, as well as the statements of some Secretariat officials about their intention to accept these instructions,” Nebenzia’s letter read.
It also pointed out that no mandate has ever been given to the UN Secretariat by the Security Council for any “investigation” in the context of UNSC resolution 2231 on the Iran nuclear issue.
The Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia also said on Friday that Russia is awaiting confirmation from the UN Secretariat that it will not launch an investigation into allegations that Iranian drones are being used in Ukraine.
“We expect that the Secretariat will provide us with its definitive confirmation that they do not intend to follow the instructions of western countries in violation of the Charter and will not conduct an investigation,” Nebenzia said.
“If experts of the UN … nonetheless start conducting a pseudo investigation baselessly referring to Resolution 2231, we can reconsider the entire package of our relationship with the UN Secretariat, because in this case it will not be possible to call it impartial,” he added.
Source: Agencies (edited and translated by Al-Manar English Website)