President Herzog insists the images prove that Tehran supplied Moscow with so-called “kamikaze” drones
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (L) meets Israeli President Isaac Herzog in Washington DC, October 25, 2022. © Stefani Reynolds / AFP
Israel has presented photos to the US that it says are proof that Russia has been using Iranian Shahed-136 kamikaze drones in Ukraine. President Isaac Herzog shared the data during his trip to Washington on Wednesday, where he met US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and is set to meet President Joe Biden.
“President Herzog will present US government officials with images of Shahed-136 exploding UAVs prepared for a launch in a military exercise in Iran in December 2021. Another photo shows the same type of drone downed during the fighting in Ukraine,” Herzog’s office said in a statement on Tuesday ahead of the president’s trip, as quoted by the Jerusalem Post.
The photos show that the drone stabilizers are “identical in their structure, dimensions, and numbering,” the office stated.