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White House unable to confirm Iran's missile transfer to Russia

White House unable to confirm Iran's missile transfer to Russia Photo: White House National Security Council Coordinator John Kirby (GettyImages)

The United States cannot confirm information that Iran transferred ballistic missiles to Russia, says the White House National Security Council Coordinator John Kirby.

According to him, the United States has previously warned about Russia's attempts to acquire ballistic missiles from Iran in exchange for enhanced military cooperation with Tehran.

"We have not seen any confirmation that missiles have actually moved from Iran to Russia. We have no reason to believe that they will not follow through," Kirby said.

He also stated that the White House will soon announce new sanctions against Iran in response to its sale of arms to Russia in Ukraine. This includes Shahed drones.

"We will implement additional sanctions against Iran and we will coordinate further response options with our allies and partners in Europe and elsewhere," he said.

Kirby also noted that the United States has already demonstrated the ability to take action in response to military cooperation between Russia and Iran in the past. Therefore, this will continue in response to Iran's continued support of Russia's brutal war.

Foreign weapons in Russia

Iran became the first country to supply weapons to Russia for the war in Ukraine. For example, the Russian army consistently receives Shahed drones from Iran, which attack Ukrainian cities and infrastructure. In addition, Iran helped Russia establish its own production of these drones.

In addition to Iran, North Korea supplies its weapons to Russians. Initially, North Korea provided artillery shells and ammunition for MLRS to the Russian Federation.

However, it recently became known that North Korea has transferred its ballistic missiles to Russia. These missiles have already been used by the Russians to attack Ukraine.