Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan September 15, 2022 [File: Alexandr Demyanchuk/Sputnik via Reuters]  

DW: US alarmed by growing Iran, Russia ties amid Ukraine assault 

Russia and Iran are collaborating more closely than ever in the areas of fighter jets and lethal drones, according to US intelligence. Moscow has rebuked Washington’s assessment, as the invasion of Ukraine presses on. 

The United States warned on Friday that Russia and Iran are ramping up military cooperation to an extent that is “harmful” to Ukraine and Iran’s neighbors. 

 Citing intelligence assessments, White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby described “an unprecedented level of military and technical support that is transforming their relationship into a full-fledged defense partnership.” 

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US Warns Of Expanding Iran, Russia Defence Alliance 

Russia-Iran military partnership ‘unprecedented’ and growing, officials say — Washington Post

U.S. accuses Russia of providing weapons, fighter jets to Iran — AP

Ukraine war: US says Iran now Russia’s ‘top military backer’ — BBC

White House warns of deepening Russia and Iran military ties — The Hill 

Russia and Iran building ‘full-fledged’ military alliance, US says — NYPost

US warns of expanding Iran, Russia defence ‘partnership’ — Al Jazeera

Russian Su-35s Could Soon Be Delivered To Iran, Pilots Trained Last Spring — Warzone/The Drive