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Russia may rearm itself, a key date has fallen

Russia may rearm itself, a key date has fallen
ed. SBO

8:40 AM EDT, September 29, 2023, updated: 9:13 AM EDT, October 5, 2023

Russia intends to buy Iranian ballistic missiles - warn reports from Ukrainian and Israeli intelligence. So far, this has not been possible. However, soon a UN resolution that prohibits the export of rocket armament by Iran will no longer be in effect.

Reports from Ukrainian and Israeli intelligence have emerged, stating that Russia intends to acquire Iranian ballistic missiles Fateh-110 and Zolfagar, both with a range of 180 miles or more.

The export of just such missiles is prohibited to Tehran by resolution no. 2231, which approves the nuclear agreement with Iran from 2015 and sets the timeline for sanctions on the sale of various types of weapons - noted the think tank.

As added, in August and September, Russia and Iran strengthened cooperation in the field of security, including in the military sector. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, who visited Iran a few days ago, met there with his counterpart Mohammad Reza Ashtiani, and also examined various types of missile projectiles and drones. Among the issues raised by the politicians during the discussions were the expiry dates of restrictions on the export of Iranian weapons - we read in the ISW analysis.

Iranian drones in the hands of Russia

In September 2022, Russia began using drones from Iran on the front in Ukraine. Kamikaze drones, primarily of the Shahed type, have a range of about 620 miles and can carry up to 110 lbs of explosive materials. These machines are used to attack civilian targets and critical infrastructure facilities almost throughout the country.

Last fall, military analysts revealed that most of the semiconductors and other components used in Shaheds come from the West.

The government in Tehran consistently denies that it sold its drones to Moscow for use in Ukraine.

In November 2022, Foreign Minister Hussein Amirabdollahian confirmed that Iran had transferred a "certain number" of drones to Russia, but - in his opinion - it happened a few months before the Kremlin's invasion of the neighboring country.

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