Iran Admits The Obvious: Russia Has Friends, Too
Iran, after having denied for weeks that it had shipped drones to Russia, finally admitted what the evidence had shown all along: that it had made at least one shipment of drones.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said a "small number" of drones had been supplied to Russia a few months before Moscow's forces invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24.
In Iran's most detailed response to date on the drones, Amirabdollahian denied Tehran was continuing to supply drones to Moscow.
What is surprising about Iran supplying drones to Russia is not that Iran would, but that Russia would need the assistance. Russia is a leading weapons manufacturer, and that it cannot manufacture its own drones is a telling comment on the state of Russia's version of the military industrial complex.
Zelenskyy naturally wants all weapons transfers to Russia halted. However, he should be no more surprised than Putin has been regarding receiving weapons and other support from other countries.
After all, Russia has friends too!
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Perhaps Iranian drones were offered at an attractive price that Russian industry could not compete with?