How Iran Is Bestowing Arms Support To Russia Against Ukraine
Iran– The reasons as to why Russia has been helping Iranian war in the first place becomes clear as it comes to light that Iran is supplying military equipment to Russia stored in Iraq to support the Ukrainian war.
Iranian made weaponry is being used widely to support the now ongoing war in Ukraine for more than a month now. Confirmed news reports state that apparently, RPGs and anti-tank missiles, as well as Brazilian-designed rocket launcher systems, have already been dispatched to Russia from Iraq as Moscow’s campaign has faltered in the last month, a well-known British news daily has confirmed.
Additionally, an Iranian-made Bavar 373 missile system, similar to the Russian S-300, has also been donated to Moscow by the authorities in Tehran, who also returned an S-300, according to a source who helped organise the transport. Iran is trying to buy Russian favor as its Nuclear Deal seems to be reaching one or the other dead-end again and again.
Political analysts believe that using the weapons-trafficking underworld would only signal that there is already a dramatic shift in Russian strategy. Undeniably, Moscow has been forced to lean on Iran, its military ally in Syria, following new sanctions triggered by the invasion of Ukraine. Sanctions are coming in rampant from all corners. Iraq has huge leftover supplies from its having hosted the US forces. Most lie within its geographical area and thus has been inherited by the Iran backed Shia militia. They have apparently been inducted since 2016, officially into the Iraqi armed forces as part of the fight against Islamic State.
Confirmed intelligence states that RPGs (rocket-propelled grenades) and anti-tank missiles are already in Russian possession. They were bought from Hashd al-Shaabi, the most powerful Shia militia umbrella, and then transported to Iran through the Salamja border crossing on March 26. These have been received by the Iranian military and taken on to Russia by sea, said a commander of the militia branch that controls the crossing.