Contents tagged with Iran

  • Russia: agreement on withdrawal of Iranian troops from southern Syria achieved

    Vassily Nebenzia, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations, told journalists on Friday that concerned parties have reached an agreement on the withdrawal of Iranian troops from southwestern Syria.

    "I heard this news, [from] the press and elsewhere, about an agreement reached on a certain disengagement in the southwest of Syria…. My understanding is that the agreement was reached. [As to] whether it has been implemented by now, as of now, I cannot answer. But I …

  • Tehran: US preparing cyber-attacks on Iran's energy infrastructure

    The U.S. plans to carry out cyber-attacks on Iranian energy infrastructure, stated the head of the Head of Iran's Civil Defense Organization, Gholam Reza Jalal, as quoted by the news agency Mehr.

    According to the official, Iranian authorities came to this conclusion after analyzing public speeches of the US officials and publications in the American press. He noted that cyber-attack on the Iranian infrastructure became possible due to computerization of the country. He stressed that Iran's …

  • Media: Israel consents to the deployment of Syrian troops at its border

    Israel has given its consent to the deployment of Syrian army troops near the northern border of the country, reported Channel 2 with reference to an unnamed high-ranking source.

    The agreement stipulates that the government forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad will take up positions near the Israeli border.

    “In return, Russia says that Iranian and Hezbollah forces will be kept away from the border,” reported RIA Novosti. The report noted that Moscow participated in the talks between the …

  • Israel strikes Syrian airbase in Homs province

    According to the Syrian state agency SANA, Dabaa military airbase in the province of Homs was subjected to a missile attack. SANA does not report who carried out the missile strikes on the airbase.

    At the same time, Syrian sources report that Israeli warplanes were seen crossing the Lebanese airspace in the direction of Homs. It is reported that Hezbollah and Iranian forces are stationed at the airbase.

    According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), 6 missiles have been fired at …

  • Tel Aviv accuses Syria of firing at Israeli warplanes

    The commander of the Israeli Air Force, Amikam Norkin, said that Syrian anti-aircraft systems fired more than 100 missiles at Israeli warplanes, which struck Iranian military facilities on the night of May 10.

    All the planes involved in the largest-ever operation against Iranian forces safely returned to their bases. Along the route, they fired on the anti-aircraft systems that shot at them, including Russian-produced Pantsir and Buk systems which were recently imported to Syria.

    “In the …

  • Iran threatens to resume uranium enrichment after US withdraws from nuclear deal

    At a joint press conference with European Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete, Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, said that he does not rule out the possibility that the Islamic Republic of Iran will resume uranium enrichment, Interfax reported.

    "In front of us there is a choice from many possibilities; we can resume enrichment of uranium up to 20%," the official said.

    "If the other side keeps itself committed to its promises, we also will keep them. Our policy is …

  • U.S. sanctions force French conglomerate Total to withdraw from Iran’s South Pars project

    French oil and gas company Total will not continue its obligations in connection with Phase 11 of the South Pars project and is currently working with U.S. and French authorities to explore the possibility of withdrawing from the project, the company’s statement says.

    In addition, Total confirms that leaving the project will not affect the target of 5% annual average production growth in the period from 2016 to 2022, Interfax reported.

    On May 8, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that …

  • Berlin admits it cannot protect German companies from US sanctions on Iran

    Germany does not see any simple opportunities to protect its businesses from the new sanctions which Washington may place on Iran in the next three months, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told Bild in an interview.“I don’t see a simple solution for protecting our companies from all risks related to sanctions in the US,” Maas observed.

    He added that the European Union, whose companies have made a large number of deals with Iran following the lifting of the sanction regime in 2016, intends to …

  • Dozens of Iranian and Syrian soldiers killed during Israeli strike in Syria

    The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights in London reports that at least 27 members of armed groups were killed as a result of Israeli missile strikes on sites in Syria during the night of May 10.

    "At least 27 pro-regime [of Bashar al-Assad] fighters were killed: six Syrian soldiers and 21 foreign fighters, including 11 Iranians," said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

    The Center earlier reported the deaths of 23 people during the strike, without specifying …

  • Iran threatens to 'level Tel-Aviv and Haifa to the ground'

    Following the Israeli Air Force attack on Iranian positions in Syria, a member of the Iranian Council of Experts, Ahmad Khatami stated after the Friday prayer that Iran will destroy the largest city in Israel - Tel Aviv and Haifa.

    According to him, Iran can "level these cities to the ground" even without nuclear weapons, only thanks to the power of Iran’s missiles.

    "We do not talk about a nuclear bomb, but on the contrary, our policy is a deterrent policy, every day Iran's missile power is …