Assessment: I’m guessing the Iran Nuclear deal is officially over …
Allegations of increased Iranian military weaponry transferred to Moscow for use in Ukraine has brought the Islamic Republic under greater EU and US scrutiny, as both begin moving toward imposing fresh sanctions on Tehran as they gather evidence.
Reuters is reporting Tuesday that a deal for surface-to-surface missiles has been made, along with more drones, citing a handful of unnamed top Iranian officials. The outlet said in an exclusive, “A deal was agreed on Oct. 6 when Iran’s First Vice President Mohammad Mokhber, two senior officials from Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards and an official from the Supreme National Security Council visited Moscow for talks with Russia about the delivery of the weapons.”
“Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya are with them, all of them with shield and helmet; 6 Gomer and all its troops; the house of Togarmah from the far north and all its troops—many people are with you.” Ezekiel 28:5-6
One of the Iranian officials told Reuters, “The Russians had asked for more drones and those Iranian ballistic missiles with improved accuracy, particularly the Fateh and Zolfaghar missiles family.”
The West has long worried that Russia would turn to unsavory “rogue” states to resupply its fast depleting munitions for use in its Ukraine assault. This past week in particular has seen Russia for the first time rely heavily on repeat drone strikes on the Ukrainian capital of Kiev and other major cities.
On October 10, when this latest round of widespread Russian aerial bombardment began, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky denounced in particular the Kremlin’s alleged reliance on foreign ‘suicide drones’. “We are dealing with terrorists,” Zelensky said in those remarks. “Dozens of missiles, Iranian Shaheds.”
With news of a fresh impending weapons transfer between Tehran and Moscow, the EU is reported to be moving toward new sanctions preparations. In the background is also the stalled JCPOA nuclear deal, already unraveling, but a new round of sanctions could prove the final death blow. According to a press briefing by the EU’s foreign affairs chief:
“We are following very closely the use of drones. We are gathering evidence, and we will be ready to react with the tools at our disposal,” EU’s chief diplomat Josep Borrell told reporters after the ministers’ meeting. “These [sanctions] processes have to be based on evidence. Evidence exists; it has been provided by the relevant intelligence services,” Borrell said.
“Once all the evidence is available, and there is a lot already, I don’t think there will be any problem with future steps taken by member states,” he added.
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