Iran has a direct route to send Russia weapons – and Western powers can do little to stop the shipments

(CNN) — The waters of the Caspian Sea appear deceptively calm. But this sea route – which provides a direct path between Iran and Russia – is increasingly busy with cargo traffic, including suspected weapons transfers from Tehran to Moscow.

As cooperation between the two countries deepens, the Caspian Sea route is being used to move drones, bullets, and mortar shells that the Russian government has purchased from the Iranian regime to bolster its war effort in Ukraine, according to experts. Tracking data shows that vessels in the region are increasingly going “dark” – suggesting growing intent to obfuscate the movement of goods.

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Thunderstorms Possible Again Today

June 2, 2023 @ 5:28 am

Today's 8 To 8 Forecast

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A few clouds. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the mid 60s.
A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible early. Some passing clouds. Low 66F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 20%.
Plenty of sun. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the low 60s.