Russia is launching new satellite on Iran’s behalf but first will use it in its own war effort in Ukraine — Washington Post

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A new satellite that Russia will launch on Iran’s behalf on August 9 will greatly enhance Tehran’s ability to spy on military targets—but first, Moscow will use the spacecraft to assist its own war effort in Ukraine, Washington Post wrote referring to its sources. The pending launch is the latest indicator of increased military and political cooperation between Moscow and Tehran. Its announcement comes two weeks after “a visit to Tehran by Russian President Vladimir Putin for meetings with Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who afterward hailed his government’s “long-term cooperation” with Moscow.”

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