If there is another world war coming our way, (which several experts and the general, gut-feeling tells us may very well be true), the distinguishing factor between the two sides of the conflict will almost certainly be related to the sort of governmental ideologies that the nations involved ascribe to.
Essentially, what we’re looking at is a fight between free, Democratic nations and the authoritarian regimes that have long permeated the far east.
The latest evidence of this new axis of authoritarianism comes to us from the front lines in Ukraine, where Russia has been using equipment provided to them by one of the most brutal and despotic governments in the world.
Iran has promised to provide Russia with surface to surface missiles, in addition to more drones, two senior Iranian officials and two Iranian diplomats told Reuters, a move that is likely to infuriate the United States and other Western powers.
A deal was agreed on Oct. 6 when Iran’s First Vice President Mohammad Mokhber, two senior officials from Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards and an official from the Supreme National Security Council visited Moscow for talks with Russia about the delivery of the weapons.
The new equipment will likely be an upgrade.
“The Russians had asked for more drones and those Iranian ballistic missiles with improved accuracy, particularly the Fateh and Zolfaghar missiles family,” said one of the Iranian diplomats, who was briefed about the trip.
Russia has been using Iran’s “kamikaze” drones to strike Ukraine’s power grid and other pieces of infrastructure, in an attempt to make winter far less comfortable for the local people.