The National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan had warned in July that Iran had plans for the sale of UAVs to Russia to be used against Ukraine
Washington: The United States will continue to rigorously enforce sanctions on Russian as well as Iranian arms trade The White House said, asserting that it stands with Ukraine’s people Ukraine for all time.
This makes it more difficult it for Iran to sell its weaponry in the direction of Russia, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters at her news conference every day on Monday.
There is ample evidence to support Russia making use of Iranian drones to attack civilian and military targets in Ukraine She added.
“We’ll continue to enforce vigorously US sanctions against both the Russian as well as the Iranian arms trade. That’s exactly the plan we’ll take from here. We’ll make it more difficult for to Iran sell this weaponry to Russia. We’ll be with our allies throughout the region against this Iranian danger,” Jean-Pierre said.
In response to queries, she stated that National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan had warned in July that Iran had plans to offer UAVs to Russia to use against Ukraine.
“We also exposed publicly that Russia has received drones from Iran, that this was part of Russia’s plan to import hundreds of Iranian UAVs of various types, and that Russian operators continue to receive training in Iran on how to use these very systems,” she said.
“So, there is extensive proof of their use by Russia against both military and civilian targets there (Ukraine),” she said.
Jean-Pierre stated that the US is in constant contact with Ukrainians throughout the administration from The National Security Advisor, to the Department of Defence and the Department of State.
On Friday on Friday, the US made public an extra security plan of $725 million to Ukraine to cover the essential necessities for the country to ensure its security.
“We will remain alongside the Ukrainians Ukraine throughout the time it is necessary. We’ll continue to collaborate with our allies and our partners. The United States will keep working to impose costs on Russia and to hold Russia accountable for war crimes, which we’ve spoken about in the war crimes piece, and you’ve been directly informed by the President about the war crimes piece and the atrocities it committed as well as offer Ukraine with security economic, humanitarian, and security help,” Jean-Pierre said.
In a separate press event, the State Department’s Spokesperson Deputy Vedant Patel stated that Russia’s growing friendship with Iran could be a factor that must be considered a major threat that all nations should pay keen attention to.
“This is something that we’re continuing to monitor closely on our end, and we’re in close touch with our allies and partners, including those in the United Nations, to address Iran’s dangerous proliferation of weapons to Russia,” he added.
Patel further stated, “Anyone doing business with Iran that could have any link to UAVs or ballistic missile developments or the flow of arms from Iran to Russia should be very careful and do their due diligence.”
“The US will not hesitate to apply sanctions or take action against the perpetrators. I don’t have any specific actions to outline or even preview however, this is something we continue to pay attention to,” he said.