Iranian personnel have been on the bottom in Russian-occupied Crimea serving to Moscow’s forces conduct assaults on Ukraine with Iran-made drones, the White Home mentioned Thursday.
“We assess that Iranian navy personnel have been on the bottom in Crimea and assisted Russia in these operations,” White Home nationwide safety spokesman John Kirby advised reporters.
Kirby mentioned that the Iranians in Crimea have been trainers and tech assist staff, and that the Russians have been piloting the drones, which have induced vital harm to Ukrainian infrastructure.
“Tehran is now instantly engaged on the bottom, and thru the availability of weapons which might be impacting civilians and civilian infrastructure in Ukraine,” he mentioned.
“The USA goes to pursue all means to show, deter and confront Iran’s provision of those munitions in opposition to the Ukrainian folks.”
“We’re going to proceed to vigorously implement all US sanctions on each the Russian and Iranian arms commerce,” Kirby added.