Contents tagged with Iran

  • Putin warns of 'chaos' if US strikes Syria again

    Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the phone, according to a press release on the Kremlin’s website. The presidents “exchanged opinions on the situation following the missile strike by the US and their allies in Syrian territory”. The phone call was initiated by Iran.

    “It was acknowledged that this unlawful action will seriously harm the prospects of a political resolution in Syria. In particular, Vladimir Putin emphasized that if such UN Charter- …

  • Israel considers attack on Syria an 'important signal' to Iran and Hezbollah

    The Reuters news agency quotes the Israeli government as saying that missile strikes against targets in Syria have become an "important signal" to Iranian authorities and the Hezbollah movement.

    "The use of chemical weapons is the crossing of a red line that mankind can no longer tolerate," Yoav Galant, the country’s Minister of Construction and former Commander of the Southern Command of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), wrote on Twitter. "The American strike is an important signal to the …

  • Syrian sources: unidentified warplanes strike Iranian weapons depot in Syria

    Syrian Observatory for Human Right (SOHR) reports a powerful explosion in the area of Mount Azzan in southern Aleppo. The Iranian weapons storage facility, said to be one of the biggest in the country, is located in Mount Azzan and was reportedly used by Hezbollah, which is backed by Iran, and other Iranian militias in Syria.

    Skynews Arabia and Al Jazeera claim that unidentified warplanes struck the Iranian weapons depot.

    Unidentified planes were seen in the area during the strikes. Syrian …

  • Israeli Defense Minister: Israel will not allow Iran to entrench itself in Syria

    Israel will not allow Iran to establish itself in a military manner in Syria, said Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, The Times of Israel reports.

    The head of the defense department did not confirm or deny the claims that the Israeli Air Force was behind the airstrike on the T-4 airbase in Syria’s Homs province.

    “I don’t know what happened, who attacked the T-4,” Lieberman said, “I know only one thing: we will not allow Iran to establish itself in Syria. We have no other choice.”

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  • 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 …