Contents tagged with Iran

  • Israel stikes Iranian and Hezbollah bases in Syria

    Violent explosions rocked the areas near Damascus on the evening of May 17.  According to the reports, the Israeli Air Forces conducted air raid against Iranian and Hezbollah  bases in Syria.

    Earlier, the Syrian news agency SANA reported that the Syrian Army's air defense systems managed to down several missiles fired from the direction of the Quneitra province and the Golan Heights.

    Al Mayadeen TV Channel belonging to Hezbollah reported that Israel had also attacked targets south of Damascus. …

  • Russia and Iran prepare for joint military exercises in the Strait of Hormuz

    Russia and Iran are getting ready for joint military exercises in the Strait of Hormuz, one of the world’s key oil “arteries” through which tankers from Middle Eastern countries, including Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Kuwait, carry 20 million barrels of oil each day.

     Within the next few months, Iran and Russia will hold joint naval exercises in the strait, Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi told IRNA on Monday.

    He explained that for this reason, Russian ships will be arriving …

  • Russian military clash with Iranian forces in Syria

    Two Russian servicemen were injured when the Russian military police stationed in Syria clashed with fighters of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps. The clash, according to the London-based Al-Araby publication, occurred near the city of Mayadin in the Deir ez-Zor province. The reason for the fighting was the detention of the Russian convoy at the Iranian checkpoint. Two Iranian soldiers were killed in the firefight that followed.

    Al-Araby reports that there have already been …

  • Israel attacks Syrian Masyaf despite Russian S-300 anti-aircraft systems

    Early morning on Saturday, April 13, the Israeli air force flew low over the southern Lebanese city of Sidon. According to the Lebanese news agency NNA, the flight was accompanied by a strong roar and frightened the sleeping population of the city. This happened after, according to the Syrian agency SANA, Israeli aircraft fired rockets at a military base near the city of Masyaf in the province of Hama. While hitting the targets in Syria, the Israeli military aircraft had been in Lebanese …

  • Russian Foreign Minister comments on attacks in Syria without mentioning Israel

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was extremely evasive in his comments to Arab journalists about the Israeli operations in Syria.

    In an interview with the Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram ahead of his visit to Egypt, Lavrov answered many questions concerning Russia-Egypt relations and developments in the Middle East.

    One of the questions he was asked was whether Moscow’s stance on the “Israel’s ongoing bombardments of Syrian territory” had grown “softer” compared to its stance in 2018, when …

  • 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 …