The US administration is already in talks with the new Israeli government about potentially halting the supply of weapons, particularly UAVs, from Iran to Russia for use against Ukrainian civilians.
According to a Ukrinform correspondent, US State Department spokesman Ned Price said in a January 3 briefing:
“We have had full discussions with our Israeli partners about the threat posed by Iranian UAV technology and the proliferation of Iranian UAV technology to countries around the world, including Russia,” he said.
Price said this had been the subject of conversation among senior State Department officials.
Price added that Washington is using available leverage to block Tehran from implementing its plans to supply arms abroad. He recalled that the United States has introduced sanctions against individuals and entities involved in these arrangements. In addition, the United States continues to search for new sanctions targets.
Price also noted that the US is coordinating its approach with allies and partners around the world to “disrupt the technology pipeline from Iran to Russia and other malicious actors.”
Russia is using Iranian-made kamikaze drones to attack critical infrastructure and civilians in Ukraine.
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