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  • Putin: U.S. authorities put Russia on same level as North Korea and Iran

    During a press conference, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that U.S. authorities put Russia on par with North Korea and Iran.

    “We try to work constructively with everyone, not to take offense, not to pout. As for North Korea, our position is known; we do not recognize the status of North Korea as a nuclear power,” Putin said.

    According to him, at the same time, the U.S. “is asking us to solve the problems of North Korea and Iran’s nuclear program.” “You guys are interesting. It just …

  • Russia signs contract with Tehran on resale of Iranian oil

    Iran and the Russian Ministry of Energy signed a contract on the supply of Iranian oil to world markets through Promsyryeimport foreign trade organization belonging to the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation, as reported by Interfax.

    According to the Iranian Minister of Oil, Bijan Namdar Zangeneh, the first oil tanker under this contract was sent in mid-November.

    Russian Energy Minister, Alexander Novak, told Bloomberg that until the end of 2017, sales under this deal will be limited …

  • Putin tells Turkish and Iranian leaders that Assad is ready for constitutional reform

    RIA Novosti has reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin told the leaders of Turkey and Iran, Tayyip Erdogan and Hassan Rouhani, about his talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

    "We informed our colleagues about the conversation in Sochi with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. We noted the commitment of the Syrian leadership to the principles of a peaceful resolution of the political crisis, [and their] readiness to carry out constitutional reform and free, UN-supervised elections," …

  • Media: Commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard elite task force killed in Syria

    Iranian media reported that a commander of a military unit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps was killed in Syria in a battle with the Islamic State (the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant - ISIL).

    The Iranian Fars state news agency on November 19th reported that Khairullah Samadi, a commander of the Guards Corps military unit that was conducting a military operation in Syria, was killed on November 16th in combat clashes with ISIL near the city of Albu Kamal, which is currently controlled …

  • Iranian President Rouhani stated that payments with Russia will be made in local currency

    Russia, Iran and Azerbaijan can switch to transactions in national currency, stated the President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, at the press conference in Tehran, TASS reported.

    As a result of the trilateral summit, the countries are also planning to create a customs corridor and comply with common customs standards. "During the Tehran summit, we talked about cooperation in the banking sector and the use of national currencies in trade between the three countries to use our national currencies both …

  • Lavrov: It is difficult to imagine how the US will withdraw from Iran nuclear deal

    Commenting on US plans to withdraw from the nuclear deal with Iran, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said it was difficult to imagine how the US could legally withdraw from the agreement, reported RIA Novosti.

    "The whole package was approved by UN Security Council resolution, which is subject to mandatory implementation. And, frankly speaking, I do not know what the Americans will announce in the coming days... but given the status that this arrangement has, including the decision to …

  • Iran tests ballistic missile capable of hitting Israel

    The Islamic Republic of Iran issued a statement on the successful test of a ballistic missile with a range of 2000 km, as reported by Iran’s state-run media sources.

    According to the Iranian government, the test was successful. It took place a few hours after Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC, a branch of Iran's Armed Forces) demonstrated this missile at a military parade in the capital, Tehran.

    According to the Iranian media, the actions of the Iranian authorities in the sphere of the …

  • Iranian president: implementation of the nuclear agreement is the priority

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that protecting the agreement on the Iranian nuclear program reached in 2015 should be the main foreign policy priority of the new government, as reported by Radio Liberty.

    It was reported that the Iranian Parliament approved 16 of the 17 candidates proposed by the President for his second term in the office, to which Rouhani was re-elected in May 2017 and officially began on August 5th.

    Among those approved were Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who …

  • Iranian court ordered the United States to pay 245 million dollars to the victims of Saddam Hussein’s chemical attacks

    An Iranian court has ruled that the US administration should pay compensation in the amount of $245 million to victims of chemical attacks conducted by Saddam Hussein's forces during the Iran-Iraq war of 1980-1988, as reported by Fars agency.

    "Several people who were harmed during the chemical bombing have filed lawsuits and a court has issued decrees for 18 of them who have been harmed or died, and the court estimated their ransom," the representative of the judicial authorities, Mohseni Eje' …

  • Assad thanks Russia, Iran and Hezbollah for their support

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad stated that his army has shattered the West's attempts to overthrow his government, thanks to the help of allies, including Russia, Iran and the Lebanese Hezbollah movement.

    "Their direct support - politically, economically and militarily – has made possible great successes on the battlefield and reduced the losses and hardships of the war," Assad said during a television broadcast on August 20.However, he noted that "the battle continues," and that it's still …