Iran Ships Large Amounts of Ammunition to Russia via Caspian Sea
Over the past six months, cargo shipments across the Caspian Sea have carried large quantities of Iranian artillery shells and other ammunition to aid Russian troops fighting in Ukraine, according to an April 24 Wall Street Journal report. Middle East officials said 300,000 artillery shells and a million rounds of ammunition have been carried from Iran to Russia.
The United States and its allies have been seeking ways to disrupt the transfer of weapons from Iran. Iran has primarily used cargo planes for such shipments, which makes it impossible to intervene, according to U.S. officials. Taking action in the Caspian Sea is difficult because it would require help from former Soviet republics that have a shoreline on the sea.
The most recent shipment known to have crossed the Caspian Sea was in March, aboard the Rasul Gamzatov, a 460-foot-long Russian cargo ship carrying 1,000 containers with 2,000 artillery shells. Other Iran-to-Russia shipments have previously been reported by Sky News.
Iran vs. Europe: Last summer, Russia turned to Iran for help after continuous setbacks in Ukraine, which has been supplied with arms and ammunition by the U.S. and its European nato allies. Iran initially provided Russia with hundreds of cheaply produced “kamikaze drones,” which are meant to explode on impact. In response, the European Union adopted sanctions on Iran. The United Kingdom, France and Germany also accused Iran of breaching the controversial 2015 nuclear deal, threatening to reimpose sanctions.
The shipments of ammunition across the Caspian Sea show that Iran has continued to support Russia despite these sanctions.
Prophecy says: Daniel 11:40 says that in the end time “the king of the south,” radical Islam led by Iran, will “push” at “the king of the north,” a German-led European empire. In his booklet The King of the South, Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry explains this prophecy in detail.
The stage is set for an Islamic group of nations led by Iran to push at a German-led European alliance.
Iran has a foreign policy with a lot of “push.” And it has accumulated a massive arsenal of weapons to back up its aggressive foreign policy. … Soon they will push at the king of the north, the so-called “Holy” Roman Empire.
Iran’s support of Russia in the war is one small part of its foreign policy that is viewed by Europeans as “pushy” and provocative.