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Iran Sends Russia Hundreds of Ballistic Missiles

Iran has provided Russia with a large number of powerful surface-to-surface ballistic missiles, six sources told British media, deepening the military cooperation between the two U.S.- sanctioned countries.

Iran’s provision of around 400 missiles includes many from the Fateh-110 family of short-range ballistic weapons, such as the Zolfaghar, three Iranian sources said. This road-mobile missile is capable of striking targets at a distance of between 300 km and 700 km (186 miles and 435 miles), experts say.

The shipments began in early January after a deal was finalized in meetings late last year between Iranian and Russian military and security officials in Tehran and Moscow, one of the Iranian sources said.

An Iranian military official – who, like the other sources, asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the information – said there had been at least four shipments of missiles and there would be more in the coming weeks. He declined to provide further details.

Another senior Iranian official said some of the missiles were sent to Russia by ship via the Caspian Sea, while others were transported by plane. “There will be more shipments,” the second Iranian official said. “There is no reason to hide it. We are allowed to export weapons to any country that we wish to.” (YNet / VFI News)

“Lord, we pray for an end to the war in Ukraine and full reparations in the country. We ask that any weapon used as an offense will not prosper and that greedy governments and nations will be prevented from acquiring even more power and harming the vulnerable. We also pray for the people in Iran and we ask that You raise a just government that will seek peace and represent them appropriately.”