Iran plans to send missiles and drones to Russia for Ukraine war, officials say. Iran is reinforcing its commitment to supply weapons for Russia’s attack on Ukraine, according to U.S. and allied security officials secretly agreed to send not only attack drones but also what some officials describe as the first Iranian-made surface-to-surface missile aimed at used against Ukrainian cities and positions.
According to The Post, Joby Warrick, Ellen Nakashima and Shane Harris, the increased flow of weapons from Tehran could help offset what Biden administration officials say is a major loss of Russian military equipment since the war. Moscow invaded in February, and supplies of precision-guided navigation were rapidly depleting. bombs and ammunition used in last week’s strikes against the cities of Ukraine.
Independent news outlets in recent days have published photos of the remains of Iranian-made drones used in attacks against Ukrainian targets, questioning asked about Iran’s repeated denials that it had supplied such weapons to its ally Russia. Pentagon officials also publicly confirmed Iran’s use of drones in Russian airstrikes.