Contents tagged with Iran

  • High-ranking Iranian officer killed in Syria

    The news  outlet Sepah News reported on Saturday that a senior officer of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), the elite part of the armed forces of Iran, has been killed in Syria.

    "Second Brigadier General Shahrokh Daeipour, one of the commanders and veterans of the Iran-Iraq War, died in [the] Syrian [town of] Al-Bukemal during an advisory mission," the portal said, without specifying in what circumstances and when the Iranian officer was killed.

    Al-Bukemal was considered less …

  • Iran threatens Europe with 'terrible future' if the nuclear deal is broken

    The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, warned the European countries of the "terrible future" if the nuclear agreement with Iran is abolished, Interfax news agency reports with reference to the Iranian TV channel Press-TV.

    "If the EU and other countries supporting a joint comprehensive action plan do not demonstrate a principled position and respond to U.S. policy in a timely fashion, they will face a terrible future and unprecedented security gaps in the region …

  • Iran refuses to increase OPEC crude oil output

    Iran’s oil minister Bijan Namdar Zangeneh, who was invited to the meeting of the OPEC monitoring committee in Vienna, left the meeting about an hour after it started and said he did not consider it possible to reach an agreement with OPEC on quota adjustments.

    “I do not think it is possible to reach an agreement,” said the Iranian minister to reporters in a hotel. “It was a protocol meeting. It wasn’t good,” he told reporters. He did not state exactly why he left the meeting.

    However, …

  • Iran refuses to negotiate with Trump

    Iran will not hold negotiations with U.S. President Donald Trump after his decision to withdraw from the nuclear deal with the country, said official government representative Mohammad Bagher Nobakht.

    Commenting on the request of several Iranian politicians to begin negotiations with the U.S., Nobakht stressed that there is no logic in this, but he did not rule out a dialogue with other countries.

    “We never negotiate when it comes to national security issues, but dialogue remains one of the …

  • Hashd al-Shaabi militia accuses the US of killing dozens of its fighters during airstrikes in Syria

    Iranian-backed militia Hashd al-Shaabi, which carries out operations in Syria alongside the Iraqi forces, accused the US-led coalition of killing 22 of its fighters during the recent air strike on their positions. According to Hashd al-Shaabi, 12 of its soldiers were also injured.

    “At 22:00 of Sunday evening, June 17, 2018, American aircraft, using guided missiles, struck three positions of Hashd al-Shaabi units of the 45th and 46th brigades which protect the border line with Syria, leading to …

  • Tensions flare between Russian and Iranian forces in Syria

    Tensions between Russian and Iranian forces have started to spread to the Syrian army.

    Russia, which wants members of Hezbollah and Iranian troops to withdraw from the Golan Heights, is not happy with the fact that not all have left the area, reports the blog bmpd.

    It has been noted that some Shiite units have begun wearing Syrian army uniforms and have continued the hostilities. Specifically, they have donned the uniforms of the 4th Panzer Division, which is under the command of Maher Assad, …

  • Netanyahu tells Putin that Israel will not tolerate Iran's presence in Syria

    On Sunday, at a weekly meeting of the Israeli Government, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he told Russian President Vladimir Putin and the U.S. Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, that Israel would take action against Iran's military presence in Syria.  

    "In the end of the week, I spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin and the U.S. Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo," Netanyahu said.

    “I have repeated our basic principles on Syria. First, Iran must withdraw from the …

  • Putin: US withdrawal from Iran nuclear agreement will destabilize the whole region

    Washington’s withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action will have a negative impact on the stability of the region, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated.  

    “Of course, our countries are worried about what is now going on around the Iranian nuclear program,” Putin stated at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit. “The US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action can destabilize the situation.”  

    According to Putin, Moscow advocates strict implementation of the …

  • Iran: Time running out for nuclear deal

    Iran has warned Europe that the time to save the multilateral agreement on Tehran’s nuclear program is running out, and reiterated its criticism of the US for Washington’s unilateral withdrawal from the agreement.Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that the US’s attempts to “impose its policy on others increase the threat for us all”.

    Speaking at a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a regional group of countries led by Russia and China, with Iran as an observer, Rouhani …

  • US Treasury Department: providing services to Iranian aircraft may lead to sanctions

    Countries that permit airplanes from Iran to land and be serviced at their airports may face consequences, including sanctions. Acting US Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Sigal Mandelker, who also serves as Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, announced this on Tuesday while speaking at the Washington-based Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.

     “Countries and companies around the world should take note of the risks associated with granting landing …