Contents tagged with Iran

  • Hashd al-Shaabi militia accuses the US of killing dozens of its fighters during airstrikes in Syria

    Iranian-backed militia Hashd al-Shaabi, which carries out operations in Syria alongside the Iraqi forces, accused the US-led coalition of killing 22 of its fighters during the recent air strike on their positions. According to Hashd al-Shaabi, 12 of its soldiers were also injured.

    “At 22:00 of Sunday evening, June 17, 2018, American aircraft, using guided missiles, struck three positions of Hashd al-Shaabi units of the 45th and 46th brigades which protect the border line with Syria, leading to …

  • Tensions flare between Russian and Iranian forces in Syria

    Tensions between Russian and Iranian forces have started to spread to the Syrian army.

    Russia, which wants members of Hezbollah and Iranian troops to withdraw from the Golan Heights, is not happy with the fact that not all have left the area, reports the blog bmpd.

    It has been noted that some Shiite units have begun wearing Syrian army uniforms and have continued the hostilities. Specifically, they have donned the uniforms of the 4th Panzer Division, which is under the command of Maher Assad, …

  • Netanyahu tells Putin that Israel will not tolerate Iran's presence in Syria

    On Sunday, at a weekly meeting of the Israeli Government, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he told Russian President Vladimir Putin and the U.S. Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, that Israel would take action against Iran's military presence in Syria.  

    "In the end of the week, I spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin and the U.S. Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo," Netanyahu said.

    “I have repeated our basic principles on Syria. First, Iran must withdraw from the …

  • Putin: US withdrawal from Iran nuclear agreement will destabilize the whole region

    Washington’s withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action will have a negative impact on the stability of the region, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated.  

    “Of course, our countries are worried about what is now going on around the Iranian nuclear program,” Putin stated at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit. “The US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action can destabilize the situation.”  

    According to Putin, Moscow advocates strict implementation of the …

  • Iran: Time running out for nuclear deal

    Iran has warned Europe that the time to save the multilateral agreement on Tehran’s nuclear program is running out, and reiterated its criticism of the US for Washington’s unilateral withdrawal from the agreement.Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that the US’s attempts to “impose its policy on others increase the threat for us all”.

    Speaking at a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a regional group of countries led by Russia and China, with Iran as an observer, Rouhani …

  • US Treasury Department: providing services to Iranian aircraft may lead to sanctions

    Countries that permit airplanes from Iran to land and be serviced at their airports may face consequences, including sanctions. Acting US Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Sigal Mandelker, who also serves as Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, announced this on Tuesday while speaking at the Washington-based Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.

     “Countries and companies around the world should take note of the risks associated with granting landing …

  • Kyiv: Iran wants to buy $1.5 billion worth of agricultural products from Ukraine

    Iran expressed its intention to buy agricultural products from Ukraine for $1.5 billion and suggested simplifying the export process to promote significant trade potential between the countries,as reported on the website of Ukraine’s Ministry of Agrarian Policy following the meeting of Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy Viktor Sheremet with an Iranian delegation.

    It was noted that Iran is interested in increasing imports of agricultural products from Ukraine, including vegetable oil and …

  • French automaker PSA Group preparing to leave Iran because of U.S. sanctions

    The French automaker PSA Group is preparing to withdraw from Iran due to the threat of U.S. sanctions, reported France-Presse, citing a statement from the industrial group.

    “The process to suspend joint venture activities has been initiated in order to adapt the situation to U.S. law before August 6, 2018,” the company said.

    At the same time, the company’s headquarters stressed that “the company’s management is in contact with U.S. authorities in an attempt to reach an agreement on exclusion …

  • Iran considers renewing nuclear program

    The supreme leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran should immediately begin enriching uranium. According to him, Iran cannot be simultaneously under sanctions and under “nuclear surveillance,” RIA Novosti reported, citing local media.

    Khamenei said that the relevant Iranian bodies should be ready for any decision made by Iranian authorities. The ayatollah also warned Europe that it should not think that Iran will adhere to the JCPOA (Joint …

  • Stoltenberg: NATO will not help Israel in the event of an attack by Iran

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stated in an interview with Der Spiegel that NATO will not help Israel in the event of armed conflict with Iran. Stoltenberg noted that NATO cannot provide Israel with full security guarantees, since the country is not a member of the organization, although it remains a partner of the alliance.  Stoltenberg stressed that the Alliance does not participate in the settlement process in the Middle East. “This is not our job,” he stated. However, he …