Contents tagged with Iran

  • Iran intends to create an alliance with Russia in the Middle East

    The chairman of the Parliament of Iran, Ari Larijani, spoke of Tehran’s efforts to conclude a strategic alliance with Russia in the Middle East, as the two countries have differences on key issues, including the situation in Syria.

    Moreover, Iran supports the idea of an open dialogue with Arab countries, including its main rival in the area, Saudi Arabia. Larijani stressed that such cooperation must take place “without any preconditions.”

    In an interview on the television station “Al-Mayadin,” …

  • Belarus to purchase oil from Iran

    A subsidiary of "Belorusneft" has signed a contract with the Iranian NIOC (National Iranian Oil Company), as reported on the latter’s website. Additionally, talks are ongoing about a deal with Polish Beloil Polska on the supply of 600,000 barrels of oil. This will be the first purchase of Iranian oil by Minsk after the lifting of sanctions against Tehran last year.

    The oil is expected to be delivered to Odessa, Ukraine or Ventspils, Latvia, where it will then travel to Belarus by rail. …

  • Media: Iranian General Soleimani made another secret visit to Moscow

    An Iranian general and Commander of the Iranian Quds Force, Qasem Soleimani, who is prohibited from leaving the country due to UN sanctions, secretly flew to Moscow for a number of meetings, as reported by Fox News, citing sources in US intelligence. The channel has repeatedly reported about Soleimani’s visits to Russia.

    According to the news outlet, the general arrived in Moscow on February 14 at 12:13 through terminal A of Vnukovo airport via Mahan Air flight WD084.

    It is noted that the …

  • Iran says it will continue to allow Russian military aircraft to use its airspace

    Iran will continue to allow Russian military aircraft to pass through Iranian airspace on their way to and from Syria.

    “We uphold in this regard a close cooperation with Russia by opening the airspace of Iran," the Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran, Ali Shamkhani, said on Saturday, February 11th.

    Shamkhani also noted that Russian aircraft are allowed to use Iran’s Hamedan air base for refueling purposes.

    The Secretary stated that such allowances entail complex …

  • Russian and Iranian diplomats to meet in Moscow to discuss Iran nuclear deal

    Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov and his Iranian counterpart Abbas Araghchi will meet in Moscow tomorrow to discuss the progress of the implementation of Iran’s nuclear deal (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action), TASS reported. The two diplomats will also discuss bilateral relations.

    "Top-ranking Russian and Iranian diplomats will hold consultations in Moscow on February 8 on the development of bilateral relations and on regional and international affairs. They are also …

  • The Kremlin disagrees with Trump's statement that Iran is a 'terrorist state'

    The Kremlin disagrees with the view of U.S. President Donald Trum, that Iran is a "terrorist state," and declares that they have an intention to develop relations with this country, as stated by the Presidential Press Secretary, Dmitry Peskov, TASS reported.

    "We do not agree with this approach," the Kremlin official said, commenting on Trump’s statement that Iran is "terrorist state number one."

    "You know that Russia has a good partnership with Iran, we are cooperating on a number of issues, …

  • Serbian Foreign Minister says Kosovo's aspiration to join the UN is Belgrade’s challenge of the year

    The desire of the Republic of Kosovo to become a member of the United Nations, with the support of the West and several Islamic countries, will become one of the biggest challenges in the foreign policy of Belgrade in 2017. This was said on January 1 in by Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić during an interview with Beta news agency.

    "It is expected that Kosovo will submit its application for joining again. We will once again be engaged in a struggle at a disadvantage, while they will advance, …

  • Iran warned US aircraft against crossing into Iranian airspace

    According to the Tasnim agency, which cited a statement by the representative of the Iranian army, Iran issued several warnings to an American reconnaissance aircraft that tried to approach the Iranian forces during exercises in the southern part of the country.

    "More than 12 warnings to the aircraft were issued over the past three days to prevent them from approaching the Iranian airspace," the agency reports with reference to General Abbas Farajpour.

    The agency reports that warnings were …

  • Iranian Minister of Defense: We are open to Russia's request to use Hamadan airbase

    Iran is ready, at any time, to review Russia’s request to use of Hamadan airbase. This was stated by the Iranian Minister of Defense, Hossein Dehghan, in an interview with Russia’s RT news channel.

    “Since we are cooperating with Russia in the fight against terrorism, we would provide Russia with certain privileges with regards to the flights of Russian aircraft. At any time when we feel that it is necessary and if Russian asks again for such privileges, we will consider it, taking into account …

  • Iran uses Russia-supplied S-300 missile systems in the large-scale military exercises

    S-300 surface-to-air missile, which were supplied by Russia, are being used in large-scale air defense exercises that began on Monday in the south of Iran.

    The exercises will last for three days and will take place in the areas adjacent to the Persian and Oman Gulfs as well as the provinces of Khuzestan, Fars and Kerman.

    According to Iranian media, Iranian Air Force, Navy and the Air Defense units of the Iranian Army will take part in these exercises.

    Recently, Russia fulfilled a contract on …