The White House has already revealed that Iran wants to supply hundreds of drones to Russia. CNN is now reporting on two visits by the Russian delegation to an airport near Tehran.
It is said that the Russian delegation has visited the Iranian airport at least twice in the past month to learn information about armed drones there. This was reported by CNN, referring to the White House security advisor Jake Sullivan and the satellite images available to the news portal.
“We have information that the Iranian government is preparing to provide Russia with several hundred drones, including armed drones.” They are based at Kashan Air Base in southern Iran, according to another US official represented by Tehran. The exact names of the Iranian drones are Shahed-191 and Shahed-129. Both can be equipped with precision guided missiles.
Iranian drones are already in Russia.
According to Sullivan, it is even believed that the official Russian delegation recently received Iranian drones. According to Sullivan, as far as the US knows, the June visit was the first where the drones were presented to the Russians.
The United States has information that a Russian government delegation visited an Iranian airport for a demonstration of attack drones, a senior US official confirmed on Saturday as part of US President Joe Biden’s visit to Saudi Arabia. Russia wants the drones to be “obviously used in the war in Ukraine.” He added that Russia provides Iran with a bank in the Middle East. On the other hand, the USA is betting on a more integrated, stable, peaceful and prosperous region.
“Russia’s drones are still strong, but depleted,” said Samuel Bendet, an analyst at the US military security think tank CNA. Iranian drones are proven systems and therefore attractive to the Russians.
The White House recently disclosed that it has information that Iran plans to rush “up to several hundred” drones to Moscow. They have a strong military reputation. Iranian jets were able to penetrate US-supplied air defense systems in Saudi Arabia and the Emirates in the Middle East.
Also because of the drones. Putin visited Iran
Russian President Vladimir Putin intends to personally travel to Iran next Tuesday. In addition to Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, he also wants to meet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan there, the Kremlin spokesman told Interfax. Negotiations are planned between the three presidents to improve the situation of the civil war in Syria, Peskov said.
It is one of Putin’s first public foreign trips since the war against Ukraine began, which he ordered nearly four and a half months ago. Two weeks ago, the head of the Kremlin had already flown to the allied states of Central Asia, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. In connection with the coronavirus epidemic, Putin has practically participated in many meetings only in the last few months.