On October 21, the U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price said at a daily briefing that Iranian military trainers assisted Russian troops in Crimea in attacking targets in Ukraine with Iranian-made drones.
Ned Price confirmed on a daily briefing that Russian military personnel stationed in Crimea have been operating Iranian drones and using them in strike operations in Ukraine, including the recent attacks on Kyiv.
The National Security Council Spokesman in the White House John Kirby told reporters that Washington would take all means to expose, deter and counter Tehran’s offering weapons to Moscow, including imposing more sanctions and considering the provision of air defense facilities for Ukraine. Kirby added Iran and Russia told lies to the world, but they couldn’t cover up the facts.
The E.U. said its member states had agreed on new measures against Tehran. At the same time, the U.K. imposed sanctions on a senior military official and a company allegedly supplying Iranian drones to Moscow.