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Iran is seeking billions in arms deals from Russia, White House says

Moscow may send Iran fighter aircraft as Pentagon officials warn the tactical relationship could evolve into strategic cooperation.
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WASHINGTON – One year to the day since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Iran is seeking billions of dollars' worth of military equipment from Russia in exchange for Tehran’s support for the Kremlin’s war effort, the White House said Friday.

Iran aims to purchase radars, attack helicopters and YAK-130 combat training planes from Moscow, White House National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby told reporters, marking the latest sign of emerging military alignment between the two countries.

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