US sees no sign Russia bought drones from Iran

The Pentagon commented on Putin’s trip to Tehran.

John Kirby / photo REUTERS
John Kirby / photo REUTERS

The United States of America saw no sign that Russia had bought any drones from Iran .

This was stated by the official representative of the National Security Council, John Kirby, during a conversation with reporters,  AlArabiya writes .

“We have not seen any indication of the actual delivery and/or purchase of Iranian drones by the Russian Ministry of Defense,” Kirby said.

He noted that Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is looking for drones in Tehran, proves that the Kremlin is “squeezed” by sanctions.”We know the sanctions are taking a toll on its defense industrial base,” Kirby said.

According to a Pentagon spokesman, Russian troops have slowed down movement in the Donbass and southern Ukraine.

“But (appeal to Iran for drones – UNIAN) shows all the signs that he wants to continue to wage this war, to continue to find new ways to kill Ukrainians,” he said.

Recall that Putin visited Iran on July 19. In Tehran, he met with the presidents of Iran and Turkey.

Later, Russian pro-government telegram channels reported that Iran allegedly supplied Russia with Shahed 129 strike and reconnaissance UAVs .

(C)UNIAN 2022


  1. Some drones that ruZZia could’ve aquired we’re roasted by the IAF. But even if they don’t get them from Iran they will not stop trying from other sources. Overwhelming supplies of drones and counter drone technology should be provided to the AFU immediately. I hope and pray Eagles, Falcons, and Warthogs are provided also.

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  2. I am not too much worried, as I don’t think Iran can produce them in large numbers.

    They cannot make engines themselves. They use the same engine as the U.S. Predator drone, which they have to smuggle through third countries.

    The larger drones may even have engines taken from planes imported in the 1970’s and before.

    Iranian aircraft production is usually just a reskin of existing U.S. made air frames and presented as if new. I don’t even believe they can even reverse engineer them.

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  3. Interesting information Sir Bert. Doesn’t surprise me though on Iran smuggling parts for them. I didn’t know however, that some of their variants have have same engine as Predators.

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