Russia is preparing to supply Iran with an advanced satellite system that will give Tehran an unprecedented ability to track potential military targets across the Middle East and beyond. The Washington Post reported that on Friday citing current and former US and Middle Eastern officials.
According to the officials cited by the Post, Iran would get a Russian-made Kanopus-V satellite equipped with a high-resolution camera which will allow Tehran to “continuously keep an eye on facilities ranging from Persian Gulf oil refineries and Israeli military bases to Iraqi barracks that house US troops”, the Post reported.
It said the launch could happen within months. The newspaper cited three unnamed sources and said among them were a current and a former US official and a senior Middle Eastern government official briefed on the sale.
As we reported earlier, the EU Council extended its restrictive measures responding to serious human rights violations in Iran until 13 April 2022.
"The Council today decided to extend its restrictive measures responding to serious human rights violations in Iran until 13 April 2022. These measures consist of a travel ban and an asset freeze, and a ban on exports to Iran of equipment which might be used for internal repression and of equipment for monitoring telecommunications. In addition, EU citizens and companies are forbidden from making funds available to the listed individuals and entities," the message reads.