US: Russia, Iran Moving Toward Full Defense ‘Partnership’

December 9, 2022


Aamer Madhani, Edith M. Lederer, and Zeke Miller


Associated Press

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U.S. National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said that Russia was training Iranian pilots on Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets and that Iran could receive deliveries of the aircraft within the year. He also said Iran is considering setting up a drone assembly line in Russia and may transfer hundreds of ballistic missiles to Moscow.