22 February 2024

A senior U.S. official stated that “we have not seen any confirmation that missiles have actually moved from Iran to Russia… We have no reason to believe that they will not follow through. If Iran proceeds with this provision of ballistic missiles, I can assure you that the response from the international community will be swift and it will be severe”. He further noted that “Iran is not helping Russia for free. In return for Iran’s support, Russia has been offering Tehran unprecedented defence cooperation. So, in total, Iran is seeking billions of dollars’ worth of military equipment from Russia. This will increase the threat posed by Iran not only to the US., but to our partners throughout the Middle East region”.

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