Contents tagged with Iran

  • Iran trying to oust Russia from Syrian Latakia

    Iran could obtain control over a container port in the Syrian province of Latakia. Negotiations between the leaders of the Islamic republic and representatives of Damascus are already underway, and it is possible that Israel could have Iranian specialists on its doorstep by autumn, reports Rambler news outlet. A stronger foothold for Tehran in Syria will create risks not only for the Hebrew state, but also for Russia, whose relations with Iran can hardly be described as a “strategic partnership” …

  • European Parliament calls Russia the primary source of disinformation in Europe

    European Parliament adopted a resolution containing recommendations on counteracting propaganda. Russia is named the primary source of disinformation in Europe , according to the European Parliament website. According to the resolution, China, Iran, and North Korea are also sources of disinformation.

    Four hundred eighty-nine votes support the proposal, 148 European deputies voted against, and 30 abstained.

    The summary of the resolution contains three points: “to provide mechanisms for a …

  • Russian ship with grain for Iran stranded near Astrakhan

    The Ministry of Emergency Situations in the Astrakhan region reported that the Stepano ship, which transported about 5 thousand tons of grain from Astrakhan to the Iranian port of Amirobad, stranded in the Volga-Caspian Sea Shipping Channel (VKMSK). 

    The incident occurred at 9:25 local time (8:25 Moscow time) in the Ikryaninsky district, between the towns of Ninovka and Fedorovka.

    According to the ministry, there are 14 crew members on board, and they were not injured. It is reported that …

  • Iran asks Russia for $5 billion 

    The Iranian parliament approved a decision to borrow $5 billion from Russia in a session on Sunday. 

    According to MehrNews, the Iranian lawmakers voted for amendments to the budget law which would include Russian money on the list of state revenue sources for the coming financial year, which will begin on 21 March (the year 1398 according to the Persian calendar). 

    The funds will be allocated to infrastructural projects, including nuclear energy, electrical energy, railway transport, as well …

  • Russia believes that Iran's space program is peaceful

    Russia stated that they do not share the United States’ position that Iran is preparing delivery vehicles for weapons of mass destruction under the guise of developing space technologies.

    As the Director of the Foreign Ministry Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control, Vladimir Yermakov stated, there is no evidence that Tehran has taken steps to deploy weapons in space, unlike the United States.

    “We may ask a counter question about the guarantees of the exclusively peaceful nature of …

  • Putin may visit Israel this year

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has been invited to Israel to take part in commemorative events dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp by Soviet troops, Russian Ambassador to Israel Anatoly Viktorov stated in an interview with TASS.

    The Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp was liberated on January 27, 1945. The UN set this day as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

    The Russian diplomat said that, at the end of last year, Putin received …

  • Putin and Netanyahu to discuss Iranian presence in Syria

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that he would meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow later this month, to discuss Iranian presence in Syria.

    Negotiations on February 21st will be devoted to Israel’s efforts to prevent Iran from creating a “new [ant-Israeli] front on the other side of Golan Heights,” Netanyahu said on Tuesday.

    Moscow has not yet confirmed that the meeting would take place.

    This will be the third meeting between Netanyahu and Putin since July 2018 …

  • Media: Russia detained hundreds of Iranian military in Syria

    A large number of Iranian troops and representatives of the Shiite armed groups supporting Bashar Assad are detained in the Russian base in Khmeimim (Syria). The number of detained is in the hundreds, reports Saudi television channel Al-Arabia citing the Syrian center for human rights monitoring. 

    Among the detained are dozens of commanders. 

    Al-Arabia suggests that the wave of arrests may be in connection with a battle in the Syrian city Sha’ta. 

    According to German outlet Spiegel, Moscow …

  • Ukrainian electronic warfare systems helped Israel destroy Russian Pantsir in Syria

    The success of Israel’s attacks against Iranian infrastructure in Syria was in many ways due to the use of a Kolchuga passive sensor, Avia-pro reports, citing Chinese experts.

    The Kolchuga sensor helped the Israelis to identify the location of all Syria’s aerial defense systems, which include a Tor surface-to-air missile system, a Pantsir-S surface-to-air missile systems, an S-75 surface-to-air missile system, and a JY-28 radar.

    The Chinese experts drew attention to the startling accuracy of …

  • Israel: Russia turns against Iran in Syria

    Israeli Minister of Immigration and Absorption Yoav Galant announced at the end of January that his government had achieved diplomatic success. He said that Jerusalem has a plan to squeeze the Iranian military out of Syria, and that Israel can count on Russia’s support in this.

    The Israeli minister observed that the close collaboration between Moscow and Tehran is coming to an end.

    While Russia had to fight against the Syrian anti-government formations, Moscow treated Iran and its allies from …