The US fears that Iran is preparing to supply Russia with sophisticated short-range missiles to launch a full-scale aggression against Ukraine.
John Kirby, strategic communications coordinator for the White House’s National Security Council, said at a briefing on Tuesday, “Europa Pravda” notes. The Wall Street Journal.
According to the US side, Iran has already supplied Russia with combat drones, guided aerial bombs and artillery shells.
Concerns about ballistic missiles increased after Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu visited Tehran in September, where he was shown Iran’s Ababil and Fateh-110 missiles.
“Therefore, we are concerned that Iran is considering the possibility of supplying Russia with ballistic missiles for use in Ukraine,” a spokesman for the National Security Council said.
The White House confirmed the WSJ’s information about the Wagner terrorist group’s intentions to transfer the Pansir-S1 air defense system to the Iranian-backed Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.
Russia has moved closer to Iran since its February 2022 full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Among other things, Tehran provided the Russian regime with thousands of kamikaze drones that kill Ukrainian civilians and the technology for their production. Since last year, there have been unconfirmed reports that Iran may transfer ballistic missiles to Russia.
In October, the U.N. imposed restrictions on Iran’s ballistic missile program under agreements within the framework of the Iran nuclear deal.
Then Russia announced Blocks do not support continuationUnlike the Western guarantees of the nuclear deal, it would make possible cooperation with Tehran on these technologies.
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