9 December 2022

The U.S. sanctioned “three Russian entities connected to Moscow’s growing military relationship with Tehran”, with the State Department noting that “Russia’s acquisition and Iran’s provision of... certain UAVs are in violation of UN Security Council Resolution 2231”. The same day, the spokesperson for the National Security Council described “an unprecedented level of military and technical support [by Russia for Iran] that is transforming their relationship into a full-fledged defence partnership”.

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