Iran has started training Russian officials to operate advanced drones, the Biden administration said, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The report stated this is indicative of Russia’s plans to take control of the skies above Ukraine.
The training, part of an agreement for Tehran to send hundreds of drones to Russia, began a few weeks ago, a U.S. official said.
Last month, the Biden administration, the report stated, released declassified intelligence pertaining to secret talks between Russia and Iran. The release of the intel is being construed as an effort to deter Russia and Iran from using drones on Ukrainian forces. And while the training suggests Russia and Iran are preparing to send those drones into battle, the two countries have since denied the U.S.’s allegations.
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