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  • Iranian defense minister warns Saudi Arabia against reckless actions

    Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan warned Saudi Arabia that Tehran will leave only the Islamic sacred places Mecca and Medina untouched if Riyadh acts thoughtlessly, news agency Tasnim reported, citing the Lebanese TV channel “Al Manar”.

    “We advise them (Saudi Arabia) not to do anything foolish. However, if they do something thoughtless, we will not leave even one place (in Saudi Arabia) intact except Mecca and Medina,” Dehghan said, cited by the Iranian news outlet Tasnim.

    The Iranian …

  • Russia, Turkey and Iran sign memorandum on the establishment of security zones in Syria

    At the plenary session of the 4th Astana meeting, devoted to the peaceful settlement of the Syrian conflict, Russia, Turkey and Iran signed a memorandum on the establishment of de-escalation zones in Syria, Interfax news agency reported.

    During the signing of the document, two members of the delegation from the Syrian opposition left the meeting. “We do not accept Iran as a guarantor country,” said one of the departing delegates.

    The head of the Syrian opposition delegation, Mohammad Alloush, …

  • Media: Russia proposes to deploy foreign military contingents in 'security zones' in Syria

    Foreign military contingents may be deployed in the “security zones” that Russia has proposed to establish in Syria, reports Kommersant newspaper, referring to a draft memorandum submitted by Moscow to negotiators in Astana.

    In this memorandum, Russia, Turkey and Iran are called “guarantors of the ceasefire in Syria”.

    Four "de-escalation zones" have been proposed - in the province of Idlib, north of Homs, in eastern Ghouta, as well as in southern Syria.

    The exact location of these zones …

  • Syrian opposition: Russia wants to create 'zones for reducing tensions' in Syria

    Russia has proposed the creation of four zones to reduce tension in Syria: in the Idlib province, north of the city of Homs, in East Ghouta, and in the south of the country. This was reported by RIA Novosti, citing a source in the Syrian opposition.

    “Security lines (lines of demarcation) will be created along the entire length of the boundaries of the zones to reduce tension in order to avoid coming into direct contact with fire between the different sides of the Syrian crisis,” said a …

  • Kremlin denies the joint statement of Russia, Iran and Hezbollah threatening US

    Dmitry Peskov, Press Secretary to the Russian President, said that the Kremlin knows nothing about the statement of the joint command center of Russia, Iran and Shiite militia groups supporting Bashar al-Assad’s regime and about readiness to use force against “any aggressor”, Nastoyashchee Vremya reports.

    Yesterday this statement was spread by Reuters, citing a statement published on Ilam al Harbi (War Media) news outlet.

    “The aggression shown by America against Syria crossed red lines. From …

  • Russia and Iran warn the US against crossing 'the red lines in Syria'

    A joint military command for the Syrian operation consisting of Russian, Syrian and Hezbollah has released a joint statement warning the US against crossing the ‘red lines’ in Syria as reported by Ilam al Harbi  news agency.

     According to the statement, Iran and Russia will ‘respond with force’ against any further American actions in Syria.

    “What America waged in an aggression on Syria and is a crossing of red lines. From now on we will respond with force to any aggressor or any breach of red …

  • US representative to the UN: Russia committed crimes in Syria

    Nikki Haley, Permanent US Representative to the UN, while speaking on the protection of human rights at the UN Security Council on March 29, said that Russia and Iran are involved in the Assad regime’s annihilation of the population and civilian infrastructure in Aleppo. The US representative referred to this as “war crimes”.

    “Together with Russia and Iran, the Assad regime has destroyed every hospital in eastern Aleppo. Every single one. A quarter of a million people have been left to suffer. …

  • Iran allows Russia to use its military bases

    Iranian authorities have decided to allow Russia to use Iranian military bases to make air strikes on militants of the Islamic State in Syria “in specific cases.”

    This was told to Reuters by Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif.

    “Russia does not have a military base in Iran, we have a good relationship, and in specific instances when Russia needs to use Iranian facilities to fight terrorism, we will consider the matter,” Zarif said.

    According to the minister, regional …

  • Iran tests new ballistic missile

    Iran tested its new Hormuz-2 ballistic missile, designed to strike sea based targets, said Commander of the Army Aerospace Forces of the Islamic Revolution Amir Ali Hajizadeh, as reported by Tansim.

    The missile successfully hit a water based target from a distance of 250 kilometers. The functionality of the weapon allows strikes against targets at a distance of up to 300 kilometers, Ali Hajizade specified.

    According to Ali Hajizade, the ballistic missile was developed completely by Tehran. …

  • Iran conducts successful test of Russian S-300 missile system

    Iran conducted a successful test of its Russian made S-300 surface-to-air missile system.

    According to Iranian Tansim news agency, the Iranian military carried out tests against a wide range of aerial targets, as well as worked out the detection, identification, interception and destruction of targets.

    Additionally, IRNA news agency reported that the missile systems successfully hit targets during conditions of radar jamming and the appearance of decoy targets. During the test firing the …