US to hand over seized Iranian weapons, ammunition to Ukraine – CNN
The United States plans to transfer confiscated Iranian weapons and ammunition to Ukraine to help overcome the shortage of weapons needed by the Ukrainian Armed Forces
CNN writes about this, citing officials.
"The US will transfer thousands of seized Iranian weapons and rounds of ammunition to Ukraine, in a move that could help to alleviate some of the critical shortages facing the Ukrainian military as it awaits more money and equipment from the US and its allies," the statement said.
According to the officials, the US Central Command is expected to make the announcement this week.
The media outlet notes that it is unclear what legal authority the country will use to transfer the weapons, as the UN requires that the seized weapons be destroyed or stored. The weapons are currently being stored at CENTCOM facilities in the Middle East.
Recently, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi expressed his readiness to improve relations with the United States. He noted that this is possible if President Biden's administration shows a willingness to return to the 2015 nuclear deal. The first step on this path should be to reduce sanctions.