According to a US official, Iran intends to provide Russia hundreds of drones, some of which would be equipped for warfare, for use in its conflict with Ukraine.
According to Jake Sullivan, the national security adviser at the White House, US intelligence indicated that Iran was getting ready to teach Russian military to utilize drones.
He noted that it was unknown whether Iran had already supplied them.
Drones have become a crucial component of the conflict for both Russia and Ukraine.
Ukraine just recently made a request for contributions of thousands of drones to support its military operations.
They are used by both sides to locate the enemy’s locations and to assist in aiming and adjusting their own artillery fire at a target.
Next fight in Ukraine is preceded by a secret drone war
Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, is scheduled to visit Tehran, the capital of Iran, on July 19. For peace negotiations on Syria, he is anticipated to meet with Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and Ebrahim Raisi of Iran.
According to Mr. Sullivan, US intelligence confirmed the idea that Russia’s invasion of eastern Ukraine was “comprising a cost to the maintenance of its own armaments.”
He also noted that the Houthi rebels in Yemen have previously attacked Saudi Arabia using Iranian drones.
Prior to this week’s trips to Israel and Saudi Arabia by US Vice President Joe Biden, he made these remarks. As of yet, no nation has joined the sanctions on Russia because of its conflict in Ukraine.
Iran, which demands Israel’s destruction, is seen by Israel as its worst regional danger.
Since the incursion in February, the US and its allies have sent Ukraine weaponry worth billions of dollars.
According to Mr. Sullivan, the US would “sustain the effective defense of Ukraine.”