The information Sullivan told reporters was based on recently declassified intelligence.
The United States has information that Iran can supply russia with attack drones and is even ready to train the russian military to operate them at the end of July.
This was stated by national security adviser Jake Sullivan during a briefing at the White House, CNN cites.
According to him, russia has suffered “serious costs” on the battlefield in Ukraine, and keeping the captured territory in the east “comes at the expense of maintaining its own weapons.”
An example of such spending, according to Sullivan, is that “information indicates that the Iranian government is preparing to provide russia with several hundred (unmanned aerial vehicles), including UAVs capable of carrying weapons, on an expedited basis.”
“Our information also indicates that Iran is preparing to train russian forces in the use of these UAVs, with initial training scheduled for early July. It is unclear whether Iran has already delivered any of these UAVs to russia”, – he said.
A White House National Security Council official told CNN that the information Sullivan told reporters was based on recently declassified intelligence.
As previously reported, on May 3, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine supported an appeal to the House of Representatives and the Senate of the US Congress to recognize russia as a state sponsor of terrorism.
The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, stated at a meeting with senators that russia should be officially recognized as a state sponsor of terrorism. He noted that russia is committing genocide against the Ukrainian people.
On June 24, the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations approved a resolution to include russia in the list of countries that support terrorism. The final decision on recognizing russia as a state sponsor of terrorism must be made by the administration of President Joe Biden.
At the moment, this list includes four countries: Cuba, North Korea, Iran and Syria.