Contents tagged with Iran

  • Israeli secret weapon could end up in Iran’s hands

    The US has been alarmed to learn that an antimissile from the Israeli David’s Sling defense system has ended up in the possession of the Russian military.

    According to Ian Williams, deputy director of the Missile Defense Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Moscow gaining access to the secret Israeli weapon is not as distressing as the possibility that the technology could leak to Israel’s enemies, especially Iran.

    “If Iran gets this thing, we will see an identical …

  • Iran and Russia start work on second nuclear reactor in Bushehr

    On Sunday, November 10, Tehran launched the construction of a second reactor for the nuclear power plant in Bushehr in south-western Iran, said Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran.

    The Islamic republic says that the project is one of the reasons it needs more enriched uranium than is allowed by the nuclear deal it made with the world powers.

    “It was not us who started breaking commitments,” remarked Salehi, blaming the United States for failing to accept the …

  • Russian journalist detained in Iran on suspicion of espionage

    Russian journalist Yulia Yuzik has been arrested in Iran on suspicion of spying, according to her family members and friends. According to her colleague and her former husband Boris Wojciechowski, two years ago, Yulia worked in Iran as a correspondent, and several days ago, she went to Tehran.

    "But the officials took away her passport at the airport, saying that they would return it when Yulia is leaving the country. However, yesterday, members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps broke …

  • Iran’s Islamic Guards: Iran has underground 'missile cities'

    Iran stores its missiles and other attack systems in underground tunnels, said Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the Aerospace Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), in a statement on October 1, as cited by the Tasnim news agency.

    “We have underground tunnels around the country and under mountains for storing munitions, missiles, equipment and for protecting military personnel,” the commander said.

    He claimed that the idea to build “underground missile cities” was developed …

  • Israeli military intelligence: Nasrallah is playing with fire

    Brigadier General Dror Shalom, head of the Research Division of Israel’s Military Intelligence Directorate (“Aman”), told Israel Hayom in an interview that Israel has entered a “dangerous cycle” with Iran.

    “We are in a far more complex reality than before, and it is only getting worse,” the head of research observed. According to him, Tehran only needs two years to build nuclear bombs. “The processes they are doing now enable them to strengthen their muscles, such that when they do decide, it …

  • Unidentified warplanes strike pro-Iranian militia on Iraqi-Syrian border again

    A military base of a pro-Iranian Shiite group in the Iraqi al-Anbar province on the border with Syria was attacked on Sunday by an unidentified aircraft or a combat drone, reports the Lebanese TV channel Al-Mayadeen.

    The camp of the al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) militants, many of whom were trained at the training bases of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps in Iran, was reportedly hit by an the airstrike.

    According to the TV channel, a military camp near the town of Al- …

  • Iran plans joint military exercises with Russia and China amid U.S tensions

    Deputy Chief of Iranian Armed Forces for International Affairs Qadeer Nizami said, that Iran plans to conduct joint naval exercises with Russia and China, reports Fars news agency.

    According to Nizami, the exercises will be held in international waters of the Northern Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Oman. These will be the first trilateral exercises of Iran, Russia and China, said Nizami. He did not specify the scheduled date for military drills.

    Nizami made this statement a day after the US …

  • Iraq refuses to buy Russian S-400 missile systems

    Iraqi Ambassador to Russia confirmed that Baghdad has no plans to buy the Russian air defense missile systems S-400 Triumph even though Iraq was believed to be a potential buyer for Russian weapons.

    "People ask me this every time, but we do not have negotiations with the Russian government on buying their weapons, and nothing is suggesting that," said the Iraqi Ambassador to Russia as quoted by the Russian news outlet

    After a series of strikes by unknown aircraft on the territory of …

  • Unidentified warplanes attack positions of pro-Iranian forces in Syria

    The aircraft of an unidentified country attacked the positions of armed groups of Shiite pro-Iranian militia on the border of Iraq and Syria near  the Syrian settlement of Al-Bohmal, reports Sky News Arabia citing its sources.

    Unmanned aerial vehicles reportedly had been used in the attack. The airstrike killed five militiamen and wounded nine others. The TV channel's interlocutor added that pro-Iranian forces began to take precautions. They place air defense systems near their positions and …

  • Iran to switch to Russian SWIFT alternative

    Iran’s banking ties to other countries, including Russia, are growing, despite being disconnected from the SWIFT payment system, said Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday, reports TASS.

    “Fortunately, today Iran’s banking relations with several other countries are growing without the use of the SWIFT system,” the official presidential website cites Rouhani as saying. “There was a time when people in the West thought that banking relations were only SWIFT. But it’s not like that.”

    The …