The United States has imposed sanctions on four Iranian companies suspected of producing drones for Russia.
This is reported by Reuters.
We are talking about Safiran Airport Services, Paravar Pars Company, Design and Manufacturing of Aircraft Engines and Baharestan Kish Company. The Ministry of Finance accused the former of delivering drones to the Russian Federation. Other companies were engaged in the development, testing and production of drones. In addition to the companies themselves, their managers were sanctioned.
On July 11, the United States reported that Iran would soon provide Russia with "up to several hundred unmanned aerial vehicles" and train the Russian military to use them. Russia wants to get UAVs for the war against Ukraine against the background of significant losses of its drones.
- After that, Iran stated that it has not sold military equipment to Russia since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of the territory of Ukraine and opposes further escalation of hostilities.
- On July 16, CNN reported that a Russian delegation visited Iran twice to inspect the Shahid-191 and Shahid-129 attack drones, which are capable of carrying missiles. CNN published a satellite image taken on the day of the Russiansʼ visit.
- On August 30, it became known that Iran has supplied Russia with drones for use in Ukraine, but the Russian military has already encountered numerous failures in their work.