24 February 2023

A White House spokesperson asserted that “in November, Iran shipped artillery and tank rounds to Russia for use in Ukraine… Russia is planning to cooperate with Iran to obtain more military equipment”. He went on to state that Russia was “offering Iran unprecedented defence cooperation, including on missile, electronics and air defence… We believe that Russia might provide Iran with fighter jets. Iran is also seeking to purchase additional military equipment from Russia including attack helicopters, radars and combat trainer aircraft. In total, Iran is seeking billions of dollars of military equipment from Russia”. The same day, the Commerce Department issued “new export control measures on Iran, Russia, and Belarus to address Russia’s use of Iranian UAVs in its ongoing war against Ukraine”. 

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