International Desk: Iran is helping Russia build a drone manufacturing plant near Moscow. The United States alleged that this initiative was taken in the context of strengthening defense cooperation between Russia and Iran. National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said in a statement at the White House on Friday, citing US intelligence. Aljazeera news. He said that Iran is providing material support for that plant.
The plant can start operations at the beginning of next year. The US also claims that Iran has sent hundreds of drones to Russia for use in the Ukraine war. Kirby also said that Russia is using Iranian drones to attack Kiev and terrorize the people of Ukraine. It seems that Russia-Iran military partnership is getting stronger. He said, "We are concerned about Russia working with Iran to manufacture Iranian drones inside Russia." He said that US intelligence has found evidence that the plant is being built in the Alabuga Special Economic Zone, a few hundred miles from Moscow. However, Russia has been denying the use of Iranian drones in Ukraine. Russia says Iran sent drones to them, but that was before Russia's attack on Ukraine in February 2022. But the US is complaining that Iran continues to send drones to Russia. Kirby repeated the allegations on Friday.