Iran sells ammunition to Russia: one of the contracts got into the media
The British media have gained access to documents that show that Iran is supplying weapons to Russia for the war against Ukraine.
The Sky News channel saw an alleged contract between Tehran and Moscow, according to which Iran had sold various types of ammunition to the Russians for more than $1 million.
The 15-page document dated September 14, 2022, was revealed to the British channel by its own sources.
Given the contract is authentic, it refers to the supply of artillery and tank shells, as well as missiles, to Russia.
It was shared by the source along with five pages of an allegedly linked contract that included barrels for a T-72 tank and a Howitzer artillery piece, as well as ammunition shells. The deal was worth nearly $740,000.
The appendix also lists other positions of the agreement, in particular, plans to supply components for 122-mm and 152-mm artillery rounds.
Sky News reports that a British security source alleges: “This is a contract between the Iranians and the Russians regarding munitions. We believe it is 100% authentic.”
Journalists of the TV channel showed the documents to Denys Shmyhal, Ukraine’s Prime Minister, when he was visiting Britain in May and to the UK’s Foreign Secretary, James Cleverly.
Kyiv and London said they planned to investigate the authenticity of the material and “would take action” if it was found to be credible.
In April, The Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed officials from Middle Eastern countries, reported that over the past six months, Iran had handed Russia about 300,000 artillery shells and a million rounds of ammunition.
Russian cargo ships were used to transport these weapons across the Caspian Sea. It regards the supply of 40mm grenades for grenade launchers, 107mm anti-tank rockets, and mortar rounds of different sizes (60mm, 81mm, and 120mm), as well as artillery rockets (130mm, 122mm, and 152mm) and 115mm and 125mm armor shells.
Previously, SkyNews published an investigation about the arms traffic from Iran through the Caspian Sea. Shipping munitions via the Caspian Sea is cheaper and easier logistically, in contrast to delivery by cargo planes, which is mainly used by Iran.
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