Moscow has been charged by the US for supplying Tehran with sophisticated military aid, including air defense systems. The United States issued a caution about growing military connections between the two countries and the possibility that Russia will use Iranian drones to attack targets in Ukraine.
A spokesperson for the White House National Security Council supported the claims using US intelligence findings. Russian military and technical assistance to Iran, according to John Kirby, is converting their relationship into a full-fledged defense collaboration.
Tehran’s security cooperation with Moscow has already been denounced by Washington. According to the report, the linkages are broad and involve drones as well as aircraft like fighter jets and helicopters, the latter of which has led to further US restrictions. Kirby asserted that “These fighter planes will significantly strengthen Iran’s air force relative to its regional neighbors.”
As Moscow attacks Ukraine’s energy facilities in an effort to gain an edge in the brutal conflict, the West has charged Iran with providing drones to Russia.
According to Kirby, the US will impose sanctions on three Russian-based organizations involved in the procurement and deployment of Iranian drones. ” The Russian Aerospace Forces, the 924th State Center for Unmanned Aviation, and the Command of the Military Transport Aviation” are all subject to the recent sanctions.
In a statement on the penalties, Antony Blinken said that “the United States will continue to utilize every instrument at our disposal to disrupt illicit transfers and inflict consequences on individuals engaging in this behavior.” Tehran acknowledged sending drones to Russia last month but argued that it did so before Kremlin invaded Ukraine.
According to Kirby, the US also thinks Iran is thinking about selling “hundreds” of ballistic missiles to Russia.
Russia and Tehran
The “sordid negotiations” between Moscow and Tehran were denounced by the British foreign secretary. Iran transferred drones to Russia in exchange for “military and technological support,” according to a statement by James Cleverly.
According to Cleverly, this “will raise the risk it presents to our Middle Eastern allies and to global security.” He said that the UK will keep exposing this desperate partnership and holding both nations accountable.
Moscow has charged the West with arming the Ukraine with weapons that are ultimately being used by terrorists not only in Europe but also in Africa and the Middle East.
The new remarks made by the president of Nigeria were mentioned by Russia’s envoy to the UN. According to Muhammadu Buhari, Ukrainian militants and weaponry are traveling to the Lake Chad area and assisting violent organizations.
Barbara Woodward, the UK’s ambassador to the UN, said that Ukraine has a right to defend itself against Russia but avoided explicitly responding to Nebenzya’s assertions. The Russian ambassador spoke before a Friday UN Security Council meeting.
In the meanwhile, Russian President warned that any nation launching a nuclear assault on Moscow would be “wiped out” and that Russia would retaliate vehemently. Vladimir Putin also lamented the recent remarks made about Ukraine and the Minsk accords by former German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Putin claimed that by arming Ukraine, the Minsk Agreements’ signatories had deceived Moscow. In 2014 and 2015, the agreement resulted in a cease-fire between Ukraine and separatists supported by Russia in Ukrainian east soils.
Merkel said that the Minsk arrangements were an effort to “allow Ukraine time” to strengthen its defenses. Merkel’s comments were understood by Russia as meaning that the Minsk peace agreement was only reached to allow Kyiv time to equip itself and be ready for conflict with Russia.