White House Says Iran is Helping Russia Build a Drone Factory East of Moscow for the War in Ukraine

June 9, 2023

Author: 

Aamer Madhani

Publication: 

Associated Press

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  • Russia

U.S. National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said that Iran is helping Russia build a drone factory in the Yelabuga region east of Moscow, and that the facility could be operational by early 2024. The White House released a satellite image of the factory's probable location. Kirby also said that Iran continues to supply Russia with complete drones via a shipping route across the Caspian Sea.