White House: Russia’s Wagner Group preparing to provide air defense to ‘Hezbollah or Iran’

The White House says Russia’s mercenary Wagner Group was preparing to bolster the air defenses of Lebanon’s Hezbollah terror group or the regime in Tehran, as part of an “unprecedented defense cooperation” between the two US adversaries.

“Our information… indicates that Wagner, at the direction of the Russian government, was preparing to provide an air defense capability to either Hezbollah or Iran,” National Security Council spokesman John Kirby tells reporters.

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