Western powers have escalated their warnings to Iran about the consequences of sending ballistic missiles and advanced military technologies to Russia for use in the war against Ukraine. Washington has not confirmed whether Iran has already sent short-range ballistic missiles to Russia, but the Financial Times on Sunday quoted a senior US administration official as saying that Iranian-Russian negotiations regarding these missiles are “actively progressing” The American official added that there is a "real danger" that shipments of missiles have already been sent.

Among the sanctions that the West is considering imposing on Iran is banning the national airline Iran Air to Europe.