US sanctions Iranian company that shipped drones to Russia

SpaceWar.com reports: “The United States on Thursday placed sanctions on an Iranian company that helped to ship drones to Russia for use in Ukraine, and warned non-Iranian firms against becoming involved in the trade.

The US Treasury said it had placed Tehran-based Safiran Airport Services on its sanctions blacklist, two months after the White House divulged intelligence that Russia was seeking Iranian unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for its war on Ukraine.

The Treasury said Safiran has coordinated Russian military flights between Iran and Russia, including those that carried the UAVs, personnel and related equipment.

On August 30, a Pentagon official said Russia had begun receiving the first of what was expected to be ‘hundreds’ of drones, and claimed, based on US intelligence, that many were already proving faulty…”

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