The agreement on the production of drones was concluded at the beginning of November.
The Russian Federation concluded an agreement with Iran on the production of drones on Russian territory.
As reported by The Washington Post with reference to the intelligence data of the US and other Western countries, the Kremlin reached an agreement with the Iranian authorities to begin the production of hundreds of drones on Russian territory in early November.
Three officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the publication that Iran and Russia are moving quickly to transfer designs and key components of the drones. It is noted that such steps may allow the production of drones to begin on the territory of the Russian Federation within several months.
Both parties will benefit from this agreement. Thus, Moscow will be able to satisfy the acute need of the Russian army for high-precision ammunition. At the same time, Iran will receive significant economic and political benefits.
As the newspaper writes, the Iranian authorities may assume that they will be able to avoid sanctions, due to the fact that the drones will actually be assembled in Russia.
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