Contents tagged with Iran

  • International Economic Forum Russia – Islamic World kicks off in Tatarstan; Taliban, Iran, Turkey among honored guests

    The 15th International Economic Forum "Russia – Islamic World", known as the Kazan Forum, is underway in Tatarstan. The program features 125 thematic sessions across 12 different directions and will continue until 19 May.

    The goal of the 15th Kazan Forum is "to provide a platform for leading international experts in economics and finance from the Islamic world to strengthen ties between member countries of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Russian Federation in economic, …

  • Ukrainian drones attack Moscow airport during arrival of Iranian Ground Forces Commander

    On the morning of August 20, Ukrainian drones attacked Moscow's Vnukovo airport just as a plane carrying Iranian Army Brigadier General Amir Kioumars Heydari, commander of the Iranian Army's Ground Forces, was landing, reported the Israeli website Nziv, citing Iranian opposition sources. The website suggested that this attack may be a signal from Kyiv to Tehran about its intention to retaliate against the Ayatollah regime for kamikaze drone deliveries to Russia.

    According to Iranian news …

  • Relations between Russia and Iran hit a rough patch

    Relations between the two best friends, Iran and Russia, began to deteriorate. The reasons for this were two factors. The first is the territorial claims of the Islamic Republic to three islands in the Strait of Hormuz.

    On Monday, July 10, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with colleagues from the member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council: The Kingdom of Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and the Secretary General of the organization Jassim Al- …

  • Iran to buy Su-35 fighter jets from Russia

    The Iranian authorities has announced that an agreement has been signed with Russia to buy Su-35 fighter jets. The contract was signed after the expiration of the UN arms embargo prohibiting Iran's purchase of conventional weapons, reported the Iranian state news agency IRNA.

    In a message to the United Nations, Iran said Russia had shown its willingness to sell the aircraft and the Su-35 jets were "technically acceptable."

    Iran has an outdated fleet of fighter jets, mostly consisting of …

  • Lukashenko plans to visit Iran in March

    Self-proclaimed President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko plans an official visit to Tehran in March, reported the Belarusian news agency BelTA following Lukashenko's meeting with Iranian Ambassador Saeed Yari.

    "I am absolutely convinced that this will be a significant meeting and negotiations in Iran will bring us to a new level of cooperation. But the main thing is that we must not miss this moment and time to establish relations at a higher level," Lukashenko said.

    The Iranian ambassador, …

  • Media: U.S. along with another country are behind drone attack on Iranian weapons production facilities

    A drone attack on a ballistic missile depot in Iran was carried out by the United States and another country, reported the TV channel Al-Hadath, citing its to sources in the United States.

    The news outlet writes that the strike was meant to send a signal to Iran and Russia that "setting up [weapons] factories and the export of ballistic weapons are not allowed." Sources of the channel clarified that the second country involved in the attack on the Iranian facilities was not Israel.

    According …

  • Russia to supply Su-35 fighter jets to Iran in exchange for Shahed drones

    At the end of March, Iran will receive Su-35 fighters purchased from Russia, reports the Iranian news agency Tasnim, quoting the member the Islamic Republic's parliamentary commission for national security and foreign policy, Shahriar Heydar. This is the first official statement by the representative of Tehran about the purchase of Russian fifth-generation fighter jets.

    Heydar did not provide the number of aircraft purchased from Russia. According to him, Moscow will also supply Tehran with …

  • Iran is furious at Zelensky after his speech at U.S. Congress

    The spokesman of the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Nasser Kanaani, commented on the speech of Volodymyr Zelensky in the US Congress. The Iranian official condemned the "repeated accusations and rude statements" of the Ukrainian President.

    Kanaani's anger was sparked by Zelensky saying that Iran was providing military assistance to Russia. Kanaani called the accusations of the Ukrainian President groundless. He claimed that his country did not supply military equipment to any of the parties …

  • Kyiv: Russia has run out of Iranian kamikaze drones

    The speaker of the Ukrainian Air Force Command, Yuri Ignat, said that the Russian troops have not used Iranian kamikaze drones for several weeks. This is not so much because of the cold weather, but because the shipment of drones delivered by Iran has been used up, said Ignat at a briefing.

    "For several weeks, the use of kamikaze drones of the Shahed type has not been observed. There are different opinions, factors and signs that suggest that probably the first batch that the occupiers …

  • Kyiv: Iran has stopped supplying weapons to Russia

    Russia is experiencing a shortage of certain types of weapons and is trying to replenish it through supplies from other countries. Russia is currently in talks with Iran, but there have been no signs that Iran has sent new shipments of weapons to Russia, said the representative of Ukraine's Defense Ministry Intelligence Directorate, Vadym Skubitsly on Espresso TV.

    Commenting on the pause in Russian missile strikes on Ukraine, Skibitsky explained that Russians, firstly, conduct additional …