Contents tagged with Iran

  • 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 …

  • Media: Iran shipped heavy weaponry components to Russia despite UN sanctions

    Iran shipped components of heavy weapons to Russia despite the UN Security Council sanctions. As Welt am Sonntag (the Sunday edition of Die Welt) reported with reference to sources in western intelligence agencies, the Iranian weaponry came to Russia through Syria.

    According to the article, in June two Iranian planes landed at the air base in Khmeimim, Syria, where the Russian aviation forces are based. The planes brought heavy weaponry components for further transportation to Russia. The …

  • 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, …