Contents tagged with Iran

  • Iran introduces next generation ballistic missile

    On Monday, August 13th, the Iranian military introduced a ballistic missile of a new generation named Fateh. “Nothing will stop this missile,” reports the Tasnim agency, quoting the Iranian Minister of Defense Amir Khatami.

    Khatami noted that the new short-range ballistic missile was “100 percent manufactured in Iran.” The missile’s technical specifications are not disclosed, but, according to the head of the Ministry of Defense, the missile has “maneuverability” and “high targeting accuracy.” …

  • Tehran speaks of ‘economic war’ against Iran

    Against the backdrop of US sanctions against Iran, the high cost of living and suspected corruption, Tehran believes that the country is facing an “economic war.” The Chairman of the Supreme court Ayatollah Sadegh Amoli Larijani wrote a letter about this to the Iranian spiritual leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, as reported by the state television channel of the Islamic Republic on Saturday, August 11th.

    “The current specific economic conditions can be considered an economic war,” pointed out …

  • Iran decides to bring enriched uranium back from Russia

    Tehran has decided to bring back the batches of highly enriched uranium from Russia which it had removed from the country as part of the nuclear deal, reported the Fars news agency, citing Behrouz Kamalvandi, spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI).

    “When we signed the nuclear deal, we stopped production of 20% fuel and deposited the excessive fuel in Russia in nearly 10 batches. We received the first batch nearly seven months ago and the second batch is about to be …

  • Israel calls on the EU to restore sanctions against Iran

    The EU countries should join the U.S. and resume the sanctions regime against Iran, said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He warmly approved the decision of the U.S. President Donald Trump, who on Monday signed the decree to renew economic sanctions.

    "I congratulate President of the United States Donald Trump on an important decision to impose sanctions against Iran. I call on the European countries that are talking about stopping Iran, to join this decision, “Netanyahu wrote on …

  • Israel threatens Iran with military action if Bab el-Mandeb Strait is blocked

    If Iran attempts to close off the Bab el-Mandeb Strait, which serves as the only outlet from the Red Sea, there will be countermeasures taken by an “International Coalition,” asserted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    “If Iran attempts to block the Bab el-Mandeb Strait, I am certain that it will meet the decisive resistance of an international coalition, which will include all branches of the Israeli armed forces,” Netanyahu said, during a visit to the Israeli naval base at Haifa. …

  • Russia: Iranian forces withdrew from demarcation line in Golan Heights

    The Iranian forces in Syria withdrew from the demarcation line with Israel in the Golan Heights by about 85 km, said the Special Envoy of the Russian President to Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev in an interview with TASS.

    "The Iranians have moved away, and the Shia formations are not there too. Maybe there are some advisers in the Syrian army, but heavy equipment and weapons that could pose a threat to Israel, they have been moved 85 km from the separation line with Israel, " Lavrentiev said.

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  • Russia: Iran’s presence in Syria is completely legitimate

    Russia cannot force Iranian armed forces to leave Syrian territory, because their presence there is legitimate and fully conforms to international law, said the Russian ambassador to Israel Anatoly Viktorov.

    Israel has consistently accused Iranian authorities of intending to create a hostile foothold on their borders and demands the withdrawal of Iranian troops from Syrian territory.

    “Iran’s presence in Syria is completely legitimate according to the principles of the UN Charter. We can speak …

  • Erdogan: Turkey does not plan to abandon Iranian gas because of US position

    Turkey does not intend to refuse gas supplies from Iran even if Washington iponses sanctions against Tehran, said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as reported by CNN Turk television channel.

    “I used to say to [ex-US President Barack] Obama:” sorry, but we are buying gas from Iran.” Where else can I buy it, if not from Iran? My citizens will freeze in the winter and then what will I do? I passed on the same message to [the President, Donald] Trump,” the president noted.

    Erdogan confirmed …

  • US Senators warn France, Germany and Great Britain against evading Iranian sanctions

    Ten US Senators sent a letter to the Embassies of Germany, Great Britain and France, urging them to deepen transatlantic cooperation against Iran and warning them against evading sanctions against the country, as stated on the website of one of the document’s signatories, Senator Ted Cruz.

    "We write to urge you to comply with all American sanctions but also to emphasize we would consider it particularly troubling if you sought to evade or undermine American statutes. First, these statutes …

  • Netanyahu to Lavrov: we want Iran out of Syria

    During talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel is interested in the complete withdrawal of Iranian forces from Syria, reported TASS citing a source in the Israeli government, who also claimed that the prime minister did not reject any offers from Russia during the meeting in Jerusalem on Monday.

    “Israel is interested in a complete withdrawal of Iranian forces from Syria, …