Contents tagged with Iran

  • Crimean ports under sanctions looking for way out to Syria and Iran

    Crimea’s ports, which are not operating at full capacity due to the fear of ship owners incurring fines from Ukraine and being placed under sanctions by the West, are considering the possibility of working with Syria and Iran, as announced by Crimean Deputy Prime Minister Georgy Muradov.

    “Our ports are barely loaded, and so we are working on a Syrian and Iranian direction, so that ships carrying numerous loads will be able to travel to these countries, which do not impose constraints,” Muradov …

  • Iran unveils new Qadr ballistic missile

    Tehran has unveiled a new ballistic missile, the “Qadr”, with a range of 2,000 kilometers. The liquid fuel missile was presented on the occasion of the 39th anniversary of the Islamic revolution, Fars reports.

    According to the Iranian military, the updated Qadr model is capable of evading anti-missile defense systems.

    “The Fajr-5 was also unveiled, a missile produced by the Iranian military to destroy short-range targets,” the report states. In addition, a “Tufan 2-M” guided anti-tank missile …

  • Russian Foreign Minister warns of turmoil in case of failed nuclear deal with Iran

    The failure of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action Plan (JCPOA) on a nuclear deal with Iran, like other international agreements, will lead to turmoil in world affairs, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in an interview with the newspaper Kommersant.

    “If the legal arrangements agreed upon between the leading countries fail, it may entail mishmash when everyone is for himself. It will be very sad,” the minister said.

    Lavrov added that the possible withdrawal of Washington from the …

  • Russia: external interference in Iran’s affairs is inadmissible

     The Russian Foreign Ministry believes that mass unrest in Iran should be considered part of the country’s internal affairs, Russia’s TASS news agency reports. The Foreign Ministry also expressed hope that the situation will develop without bloodshed in the future.

    "External interference destabilizing the situation is inadmissible," the Foreign Ministry added.

    Protests across a number of major Iranian cities began on Thursday, December 28, in Meshed. The demonstrators took to the streets, …

  • Putin: U.S. authorities put Russia on same level as North Korea and Iran

    During a press conference, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that U.S. authorities put Russia on par with North Korea and Iran.

    “We try to work constructively with everyone, not to take offense, not to pout. As for North Korea, our position is known; we do not recognize the status of North Korea as a nuclear power,” Putin said.

    According to him, at the same time, the U.S. “is asking us to solve the problems of North Korea and Iran’s nuclear program.” “You guys are interesting. It just …

  • Russia signs contract with Tehran on resale of Iranian oil

    Iran and the Russian Ministry of Energy signed a contract on the supply of Iranian oil to world markets through Promsyryeimport foreign trade organization belonging to the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation, as reported by Interfax.

    According to the Iranian Minister of Oil, Bijan Namdar Zangeneh, the first oil tanker under this contract was sent in mid-November.

    Russian Energy Minister, Alexander Novak, told Bloomberg that until the end of 2017, sales under this deal will be limited …

  • Putin tells Turkish and Iranian leaders that Assad is ready for constitutional reform

    RIA Novosti has reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin told the leaders of Turkey and Iran, Tayyip Erdogan and Hassan Rouhani, about his talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

    "We informed our colleagues about the conversation in Sochi with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. We noted the commitment of the Syrian leadership to the principles of a peaceful resolution of the political crisis, [and their] readiness to carry out constitutional reform and free, UN-supervised elections," …

  • Media: Commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard elite task force killed in Syria

    Iranian media reported that a commander of a military unit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps was killed in Syria in a battle with the Islamic State (the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant - ISIL).

    The Iranian Fars state news agency on November 19th reported that Khairullah Samadi, a commander of the Guards Corps military unit that was conducting a military operation in Syria, was killed on November 16th in combat clashes with ISIL near the city of Albu Kamal, which is currently controlled …

  • Iranian President Rouhani stated that payments with Russia will be made in local currency

    Russia, Iran and Azerbaijan can switch to transactions in national currency, stated the President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, at the press conference in Tehran, TASS reported.

    As a result of the trilateral summit, the countries are also planning to create a customs corridor and comply with common customs standards. "During the Tehran summit, we talked about cooperation in the banking sector and the use of national currencies in trade between the three countries to use our national currencies both …

  • Lavrov: It is difficult to imagine how the US will withdraw from Iran nuclear deal

    Commenting on US plans to withdraw from the nuclear deal with Iran, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said it was difficult to imagine how the US could legally withdraw from the agreement, reported RIA Novosti.

    "The whole package was approved by UN Security Council resolution, which is subject to mandatory implementation. And, frankly speaking, I do not know what the Americans will announce in the coming days... but given the status that this arrangement has, including the decision to …