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Putin to travel to Tehran for meetings with Iranian, Turkish leaders


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Russian President Vladimir Putin is traveling to Tehran, Tuesday, for conferences with Iranian and Turkish officials, the Kremlin stated, immediately after warnings from the United States that Iran could give Russia with drones for its war from Ukraine.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov explained Putin will attend a trilateral meeting with leaders from Iran and Turkey — the structure of meetings for Syria-connected talks.

Whilst in Tehran, Putin is expected to have a separate assembly with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Putin’s go to to Iran comes following the Biden administration claimed Russian officials have frequented Iran’s Kashan Airfield on June 8 and July 15. 

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White Property countrywide security adviser Jake Sullivan reported the Biden administration had details that indicated the Iranian authorities was making ready to present Russia with “up to various hundred UAVs, such as weapons-capable UAVs on an expedited timeline.” 

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting on the country's transport industry via a video link in Sochi, Russia May 24, 2022. 

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a assembly on the country’s transport industry through a movie link in Sochi, Russia Could 24, 2022. 
(Sputnik/Mikhail Metzel/Kremlin by means of REUTERS)

UAVs are unmanned aerial automobiles, or drones.

“We assess an formal Russian delegation lately obtained a showcase of Iranian assault-capable UAVs. We are releasing these pictures captured in June exhibiting Iranian UAVs that the Russian govt delegation noticed that day,” Sullivan reported. “This suggests ongoing Russian fascination in obtaining Iranian attack-able UAVs.”

Sullivan also said the U.S. understands that the check out in June was the initial time a Russian delegation “has visited this airfield for this kind of a showcase.”

But Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said in a phone connect with with his Ukrainian counterpart on Friday that the U.S. accusations about Iranian drones staying acquired by Russia for war in opposition to Ukraine are “baseless.”

Iranian President Ebrahim Reisi makes a speech during his visit to an exhibition organized by the Atomic Energy Agency of Iran on the occasion of the National Nuclear Technology Day at the International Conference Center in Tehran, Iran on April 9, 2022.

Iranian President Ebrahim Reisi will make a speech throughout his stop by to an exhibition organized by the Atomic Energy Company of Iran on the event of the Nationwide Nuclear Technology Working day at the Global Conference Middle in Tehran, Iran on April 9, 2022.
(Iranian Presidency/Anadolu Agency through Getty Illustrations or photos)

“This sort of statements parallel with Biden’s pay a visit to to occupied Palestine, or Israel, are in route of political intentions and needs,” Amirabdollahian claimed, in accordance Iran’s International Ministry’s website. “We oppose any go that could guide to continuation and intensifying conflicts.”

Iran has supplied UAVs to its Middle Jap allies, and declared Friday its initial naval drone-carrying division in the Indian Ocean.

Senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies Behnam Ben Taleblu warned Monday that a escalating Russian-Iranian partnership could suggest “trouble for Washington.” 

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during the High School Students Research Project Final Competition and Award Ceremony at Bestepe Peopleâs Congress and Culture Center in Ankara, Turkiye on June 2, 2022.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks throughout the Higher School Learners Investigation Project Final Level of competition and Award Ceremony at Bestepe Peopleâs Congress and Lifestyle Centre in Ankara, Turkiye on June 2, 2022.
(Mustafa Kamaci/Anadolu Company via Getty Illustrations or photos)

“Be it drone income or sanctions busting, Washington desires to expose and sanction the connective nodes between Tehran and Moscow,” Taleblu advised WHD News. 

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The U.S. broadened its network of sanctions earlier this thirty day period just after Tehran attempted to skirt U.S.-sanctioned Iranian petroleum and petrochemical goods by promoting the banned items to East Asia. 

“Though the leaders are reportedly assembly to explore Syria less than the Astana approach, what is most likely bringing Khamenei, Putin, and Erdogan alongside one another is their shared curiosity in routine survival and what the other autocrats can do to assistance with that,” Taleblu explained. 

In the meantime, State Office spokesman Ned Price claimed Monday that the Biden administration “will proceed to view incredibly intently all of our sanctions continue to be in power.” 

“Any transaction of this kind would implicate a quantity of the sanctions that we have on the books and presumably a selection of sanctions that countries all over the globe have on the books,” Value reported, about the drones. “So this is one thing that we’ll continue to check.” 

Putin’s visit to Iran comes following President Biden frequented Israel and Saudi Arabia. Biden, in Saudi Arabia above the weekend, mentioned applying missile and defense abilities in the Middle East as a counter to Iranian drone and missile attacks.

Neither Saudi Arabia nor Israel have joined international initiatives to punish Putin about his unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. 

WHD News’ Ben Evansky, Caitlin McFall and The contributed to this report. 

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