Contents tagged with Iran

  • Russia,Turkey and Iran to decide the fate of Idlib at the summit in Astana

    The presidents of Turkey, Iran and Russia will meet in Ankara on Monday as part of the Astana process, with the three countries holding regular meetings in an attempt to resolve the Syrian conflict, reports the Voice of America.

    The fate of the last rebel stronghold in Idlib is expected to be the main topic.

    As Syrian government forces advance on Idlib, Ankara warns of a looming humanitarian catastrophe.

    In recent weeks, Syrian regime forces have been mercilessly attacking rebel positions in …

  • Netanyahu to Putin: Iran is a threat to Russia

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that Iran could become a major threat to Russia in future.

    “I told [Putin] that the greatest danger to future Russia is radical Islam. Today it is governed by two forces: the first is Sunni radical Islam, the leaders of ISIS and its groups… The greater evil is Shiite radical Islam, governed by Iran, which is trying to obtain nuclear weapons, and is trying to conquer the Middle East,” Netanyahu told the …

  • Kremlin unfazed by Iran’s decision to reboot uranium enrichment program

    Russia’s Foreign Ministry says that Iran’s decision to relaunch its research and development activities on uranium enrichment centrifuges does not pose a threat because it is constantly being monitored by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

    “There is no risk of the research being switched to use for undeclared purposes. Iran is fully compliant with the Non-Proliferation Treaty, it adheres to the IAEA’s comprehensive safeguards agreement, and is implementing the Additional Protocol,” …

  • Russia is ready to invest $10 billion in projects in Iran

    Minister of Energy of Iran Reza Ardakanian after a meeting with Russian counterpart Alexander Novak  said in an interview with the IRNA news agency that Russia is ready to invest 10 billion dollars in the oil and gas industry of Iran.

    Commenting on the talks with the co-chairmen of the Russian-Iranian permanent intergovernmental commission held on September 2 in Moscow, Ardakanian said that good results were achieved and a new round of negotiations with the Russian side on expanding …

  • Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria

    The Israeli Air Force carried out airstrikes on Iranian drones in Syria on Saturday evening, August 24, reported the press service of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) .

    According to the Israeli military, these drones were equipped with explosives and Iran wanted to attack the north of Israel using these drones.

    "The Israeli Air Force was able to thwart an attempt by Iran," led by Syrian forces, to attack targets in northern Israel using "killer drones,"" Israeli army spokesman Jonathan …

  • Kremlin offers to facilitate dialog between Iran and Israel

    Russia is ready to help Iran and Israel establish a dialogue, RIA Novosti reports, citing "a source in Russian diplomatic circles."

    "Our vision regarding how to address security issues in the region is completely different. Instead of demonizing one state, one force, we believe that the interests of all should be taken into account. And when the interests of all countries in the region are taken into account, a collective dialogue is the way that will lead to strengthening security," the …

  • Israel and United Arab Emirates form secret friendship against Iran

    Israeli and United Arab Emirates officials held secret talks to discuss "common threats" from Iran.

    There have been at least two such meetings this year, and they have been held under the auspices of Washington, reported the Israeli news outlet Walla with reference to an "unnamed informed source" in the White House.

    The main topic of both rounds of talks was to discuss the ways to counter the "increasing aggressive actions" of the Ayatollah regime in the region. The newspaper's interlocutor …

  • Kremlin: Meeting between Putin, Aliyev and Rouhani postponed

    The meeting on the highest level between the presidents of Russia, Azerbaijan and Iran – Vladimir Putin, Ilham Aliyev and Hassan Rouhani – has been postponed, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov announced at a press conference.

    He said that the summit, which was supposed to take place this week, had been delayed “for technical reasons”. The Kremlin spokesperson did not specify a new date for the meeting.

    The summit was scheduled for August 14 in Sochi, Russia. Putin and Aliyev were scheduled …

  • Russia to build nuclear submarine base in Iran

    Russia is preparing to expand its military presence in the Middle East by collaborating with Iran, which the US imposed a complete oil embargo on in 2019.

    Two Iranian ports – Bushehr in the south and Chabahar in the south-east – will become forward bases for the Russian Navy that will even be used by nuclear submarines, OilPrice reports, citing high-ranking sources in Tehran.

    Bushehr will also serve as a base where the Russian Aerospace Forces can station Su-37 and Su-57 fighters. There are …

  • Russia decides to back Iran in Persian Gulf tanker war

    Russia may support Iran in the “tanker war” in the Persian Gulf, which has forced the UK and US to transfer naval forces to the key oil extraction and transit region to escort tankers.

    The General Staff of Iran’s armed forces and the Russian Defense Ministry have signed a memorandum of understanding with the aim of expanding their military cooperation, said Iranian Naval Commander Hossein Khanzadi following a three day visit to Russia.

    “This is the first document of this nature, which will …