Contents tagged with Iran

  • Media: Siemens banned Iranian company from supplying turbines to Crimea

    The German company Siemens has forbidden the Iranian company Mapna to supply gas turbines to the Russian-occupied Crimea. Three sources close to Siemens, Rostec and the Russian government reported the information to RBC.

    According to them, by autumn 2016, Siemens began delaying the equipment delivery after the media had reported information on the turbines’ supply to the Crimea bypassing the sanctions. In this regard, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the government and Rostec to find …

  • Russia and Iraq negotiate major contract on supply of T-90 tanks

    Vladimir Kozhin, the presidential aide for military-technical cooperation, told the Izvestia newspaper that Russia and Iraq have negotiated a contract on the supply of Russian T-90 tanks.

    The deliveries were reported earlier in 2017 by UralVagonZavod, a tank manufacturing, research, and production corporation. According to the company, the first batch consists of 73 tanks.

    "[It is] a decent contract for a large quantity; I can not name the specific amount, [but] the number [of tanks] is large, …

  • Israel, Russia and U.S. will discuss Syrian issue in Vienna

    Israel, Russia and the U.S. will discuss the Syrian issue in Vienna. Representatives of these countries will meet and clarify details concerning the de-escalation zone in southwest Syria, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said in an interview with the newspaper Kommersant.

    “We will support any attempts to de-escalate the situation both in the whole territory of Syria and in the southwest of the country. Of course, it is too early to give a more detailed assessment, because at this …

  • Russia, Iran and Turkey failed to agree on security zones in Syria

    As reported by diplomats on Wednesday, Russia, Turkey and Iran could not come to an agreement on zones of de-escalation of violence in Syria during the talks in Kazakhstan.

    Russia and Iran, who support the Syrian President Bashar Assad, agreed to cooperate with Turkey, which provides assistance to the insurgents, in order to create four zones of "de-escalation" in the war-ravaged country.

    The country-participants of the negotiations hoped to come to an agreement by the end of August, before …

  • Iran puts Russian S-300 anti-missile systems into operation

    Iran has put the S-300 surface-to-air missile systems into operation, announced by General Amir Farzad Esmaili, commander of Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base, as reported by TASS.

    The commander announced that the S-300 have been “placed on combat duty and are operational”, but did not specify in which region the systems were deployed. The general also spoke of the preparation and testing of the Iranian-developed Bavar 373 missile system towards the middle of March 2018. According to the him, …

  • Iran allocates $300 million for development of missile program

    Chairman of the Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy of the Iranian Parliament Alaeddin Boroujerdi announced plans for Tehran to spend about $300 million to strengthen the missile program, Iranian news agency Mehr as its source.

    “Approximately $300 million were allocated for the development of the missile program, while the same amount was sent to a special unit of the Quds Force of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, without which the terrorists would already have control of Damascus and …

  • Russian Foreign Minister announces a new meeting on Syria in Astana

    According to RIA News, Sergey Lavrov, the Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, announced that the next meeting on Syria would be held in Astana on July 10th.

    According to him, the special representative of the UN Special Envoy for Syria. Staffan de Mistura will participate in the event.

    “It was at this meeting that the parties agreed to finalize the agreement on the specific parameters of the modalities for ensuring the regime exists in the de-escalation zones …

  • Media: Iran and China will hold joint naval exercises

    Servicemen of the Chinese and Iranian Navies will hold joint exercises in the Strait of Hormuz, Mehr agency reports. It was reported that the destroyer Chang Chung, the supply vessel Chao Hu, the Jin Zhou rocket frigate and a helicopter will take part in the exercises that will be held on June 19.

    According to Mehr, the parties intend to demonstrate their military potential and share their experience.

    At present, the Chinese fleet is located in the Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas with the …

  • American commander calls Russia, China and Iran the biggest challenges for the US

    US General Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), said that the biggest challenges for the US Armed Forces are Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, and also extremism. He made this statement in his introduction which was prepared for the hearings at the US House Committee on Armed Services.

    “In today’s strategic environment five key challenges – Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, and violent extremist organizations – most clearly represent the challenges facing the Joint …

  • Iran opposed to U.S. participating in guarding de-escalation zones in Syria

    Tehran is not in favor of the U.S. military participating in guarding de-escalation zones in Syria, said Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani.

    “No,” he said in an interview with the newspaper Kommersant in answer to a question about whether Iran would have agreed to America participating in guarding de-escalation zones.

    Shamkhani stressed that “Syria has a government, and only it can decide who has the right to be present in their territory….The Americans, who …