Russia Is Seeking Surveillance Drones from Iran, A Top Biden Aide Says

July 11, 2022

Author: 

Eric Schmitt

Publication: 

New York Times

Related Country: 

  • Russia
  • Ukraine
  • United States

U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said the United States had information that the Iranian government is preparing to provide Russia with up to several hundred drones for the war in Ukraine. The planned transfer would include both surveillance and armed UAVs. Further, Sullivan said, Iran is preparing to train Russian troops on how to operate the weapons as soon as July. Sullivan did not know whether any drones had already been transferred.