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Iran may agree with Russia on missile transfer – ISW

Sep 28, 2023

Iran may agree with Russia on the transfer of missiles after the expiration of UN Security Council Resolution 2231, which prohibits such agreements. Such an agreement could come into effect after October 18.

This was reported by the Institute for the Study of War.


Analysts note that Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu visited Tehran on September 19 to discuss strengthening bilateral defense and military cooperation with Iran.

IRGC Aerospace Force Commander Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajji Zadeh guided Shoigu on a tour of Iran’s drone, missile, and air defense arsenal at the IRGC Aerospace Force Headquarters in Tehran.

Shoigu also discussed the expiration of UN Security Council Resolution 2231 missile restrictions with Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Ashtiani. According to this resolution, Iran is not allowed to supply ballistic missiles to other countries.

Ashtiani had previously stated that after the restrictions expire (on October 18), Iran is ready to develop defense and strategic relations with "all independent countries".

"Ukrainian and Israeli intelligence reports indicate that Russia is seeking to acquire Iranian Fateh-110 and Zolfaghar ballistic missiles, both of which have a range of 300 kilometers or more," ISW noted.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 28/09/2023

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