Contents tagged with Iran

  • Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria

    On the evening of May 4, Syrian air defense forces repelled an air attack in Aleppo province, reports the Syrian news agency SANA.

    According to the agency, Israel was behind the attack targeting a research center.

    A SANA military source later said the attack also targeted military depots near the town of Al Safirah in northwestern Syria.

    "At 22:32 on May 4, the enemy aircraft appeared on radar screens. The aircraft carried out missile strikes on military warehouses in the area of Al Safirah. …

  • Media: Iran pushes Kyiv to sign memorandum of understanding on downed Ukrainian plane

    Iran is pushing Ukraine to sign a document obliging relatives of the victims of the crash of the Ukraine International Airlines passenger plane over Tehran to waive the right of further litigation, reports Radio Farda.

    It is noted that Iran has sent to the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs a draft memorandum of understanding, according to which, the families of the victims must recognize the cause of the tragedy as "human error" and waive the right of filing lawsuits in international …

  • Iranian MP: no one will be arrested for downing Ukrainian airliner near Tehran

    Hassan Noroozi, an Iranian lawmaker and spokesman for the parliamentary judicial committee, said no one had been arrested for shooting down a Ukrainian passenger plane near Tehran, contradicting official statements from the country's authorities., Al Arabia reports.

    In addition, he called the downing of the civilian airliner by the military "a good performance of duties".

    "The military has done its job well. The flight of the plane was very suspicious," he said.

    Noroozi said the plane was …

  • Iran blames Russia for not providing help with coronavirus pandemic

    Teheran reminded Russia that it did not help Iran in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

    The spokesman for the Iranian parliament’s presiding board, Behrouz Nemati, gave an interview to the local news agency ISNA. He noted that Russia did not help Iran in the fight against the spread of coronavirus.

    "Indeed, the crisis showed the Kremlin's Western orientation. It was in a hurry to send a plane with the necessary cargo to the United States, but not to its tactical partner Iran,” said …

  • Unidentified air force attacks pro-Iranian militia’s base in Syria

    An unidentified country's air force carried out strikes on pro-Iranian militant positions in eastern Syria on Thursday, March 12. The base of the Shiite group Kata'ib al-Imam Ali (Imam Ali Battalions), located in the Al-Bukamal area on the Syria-Iran border, was hit by airstrikes, reports the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). According to human rights activists, the attack was carried out by three UAVs, which fired at least 10 missiles. Eighteen militants of the group were killed in …

  • Iran agrees to hand over to Kyiv black boxes from downed Ukrainian airliner

    Iran has agreed to hand over to the Ukrainian side "black boxes” from the downed passenger plane of the Ukraine International Airlines near Tehran, announced Ukraine's Ambassador to Canada Andriy Shevchenko on Twitter.

    According to him, at the end of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council in Montreal, Iranian representative Farhad Parvaresh announced Tehran's consent to hand over the flight recorders.

    "Iran agrees to send black boxes to Ukraine, with the subsequent …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine is trying to obtain black boxes of downed Ukrainian aircraft from Iran

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) are working to ensure the transfer to the Ukrainian side of the "black boxes" of the Ukraine International Airlines aircraft which was shot down in Iran, said Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko at a press conference after a meeting with Canadian Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne.

    "When we say that they [Iranians] must hand over or, say, examine the content [of the black boxes] …

  • Pro-Iranian militants fire ballistic missile at Turkish troops in Syria

    Pro-Iranian forces fighting alongside the Regime of Bashar al-Assad fired a ballistic missile at Turkish army positions in the northern province of Idlib, reported the Israeli news website Nziv, citing Syrian media.

    According to preliminary data, it is a medium-range missile identical to that used by the Yemeni Houthis against Saudi troops. The projectile was reportedly shot down by a missile defense system deployed on the Turkish-Syrian border.

    Earlier, the Turkish Air Force and ground …

  • Iranian satellite launch fails, Netanyahu hints at Israeli interference

    The Iranian press reported on Sunday, citing the Defense Ministry, that the launch of Iran’s Zafar satellite had failed. According to official reports, the satellite “was not successfully put into orbit”.

    The satellite was launched on a Simorgh rocket, which brought it into space, but failed to give it sufficient velocity for a near earth orbit.

    Iran has been space-capable since 2003, when the Iranian Space Agency was founded. The agency has successfully sent a tortoise, mice and two monkeys …

  • Kyiv: Iran has broken off contact on downed airliner investigation

    During a session of the parliamentary committee on law enforcement activity, Ukrainian Prosecutor General Ruslan Riaboshapka said that he has reached out to the Iranian prosecutor general three times, but has not received a reply.

    According to Riaboshapka, the requests were for international legal assistance. Ukraine has requested the evidence used by the Iranian investigation as the basis for the arrests that have been made in connection with the crime.

    “Unfortunately, there is not yet any …