Thursday, April 18, 2024

US says Russia may send fighter jets to Iran

The US believes Moscow might provide Tehran with fighter jets and other military equipment in exchange for its "support for Russia’s war in Ukraine", according to John Kirby a White House spokesperson on national security issues.

Kirby told reporters the US has information that Iran shipped artillery and tank rounds to Russia in November and Russia was offering “unprecedented defence cooperation” in return, including on missiles, electronics and fighters.

He added Iran was also seeking to buy attack helicopters, radar systems and combat trainer aircraft.

US officials had alleged Iran has provided Russia with drones for use in the Ukraine war. Both Iran and Russia have repeatedly denied claims that Tehran has provided Moscow with drones to be used in the Ukraine war.

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