Contents tagged with Iran

  • Shoygu: Russia and Iran will pursue bilateral projects to fight against international terrorism

    Speaking at a meeting with Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu said Moscow and Tehran hope to pursue bilateral projects to raise the efficiency of the fight against international terrorism, TASS reported.

    "We believe the efficiency of measures taken by Russia and Iran on fight against international terrorism will, to a great extent, depend on the implementation of bilateral projects," Shoygu said.

    The meeting between the two Defense Ministers came …

  • Russia, Turkey and Iran have agreed to hold talks on Syria

    The foreign ministers of Russia, Turkey and Iran, Sergey Lavrov, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and Mohammad Javad Zarif respectively, discussed the situation in Syria against the backdrop of eastern Aleppo being occupied by government troops and the evacuation of the civilian population out of the city.

    The Ministers previously agreed to hold a meeting to discuss the Syrian conflict, as evidenced by a press release issued by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on December 17.

    The document does not …

  • Russia and Iran sign eight documents on economic cooperation

    Moscow and Tehran have signed eight documents on economic cooperation at a meeting of the Permanent Russian-Iranian Intergovernmental Commission on Trade-Economic Cooperation in Tehran, TASS reported.

    The documents included a roadmap for trade and industrial cooperation between the two countries, a memorandum of understanding between Russia’s Gazprom and the National Iranian Gas Company, an agreement between the Russian Agency for Export Credit and Investment Insurance (EXIAR) and the Iranian …

  • Analyst: Iran could allow Russia to use Hamadan airbase

    An expert from the Association of Military Political Analysts and an Associate Professor of Political Science and Sociology from the Russian University of Economics, retired Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Perendzhiev, believes that Russia can use the Nojeh airbase in Hamadan on a temporary basis, and in the future, lease it for several years as had been offered by the Iranian Minister of Defense, Hossein Dehghan.

    According to the Tasnim News Agency, the Minister of Defense of Iran, Hossein …

  • Expert: Iran would need UN approval to purchase Russian Su-30 aircraft

    In order to secure a supply of Russian combat aircraft, including the Su-30 fighters, Iran needs the UN Security Council’s decision to lift sanctions on certain arms contracts. This was communicated to RIA Novosti on November 26 by the former head of the international treaty directorate of the Ministry of Defense, Lieutenant General Yevgeny Buzhinsky.

    Minister of Defense of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hossein Dehghan said in an interview with the Tasnim news agency two days earlier that Iran …

  • Depending on situation in Syria, Iran may consider letting Russia use Hamadan airbase

    Iranian Minister of Defense Hossein Dehghan stated that Teheran may again allow the Russian air force to use the Noje airbase in Hamadan, as reported by the Tasnim News agency.

    “If the situation and conditions [in Syria] require our support, we will fulfill it,” stated Dehghan.

    The chairman of the Russian Federation Council Defense and Security Committee, Victor Ozerov, said that Russia may need to use the airbase in Iran if the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier is not close enough to Syrian …

  • McFaul has predicted a 'clash' between Russia and the US over Iran

    After the recent election of Donald Trump as the next US president, Moscow and Washington may have disagreements on the Iranian nuclear program, according to former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul.

    “The first clash will be over Iran as Trump has promised that he will eliminate the six-party agreement,” he said in an interview with the Dozhd TV channel.

    McFaul also suggested that Moscow may soon become disappointed with the newly elected American president. “I do not rule out that this …

  • Russia and Iran are in talks over arms deal worth $10 billion

    Iran is interested in buying Russian weapons including-90 tanks, artillery systems, aircraft and helicopters. The deal is expected to be worth around 10 billion dollars. This has been reported by several Russian news agencies with a reference to the chairman of the Defense and Security Committee of the Council of Federation of the Russian Federation, Victor Ozerov.

    “These negotiations are underway. We have a base for it, the portfolio is worth around 10 billion dollars,”  said Ozerov after a …

  • Medvedev: The delivery of S-300 missile systems to Iran isn’t contrary to good relations between Russia and Israel

    The Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Medvedev, stated that the delivery of S-300 missile systems to Iran by Russia aren’t contrary to good relations between Russia and Israel. Russia isn’t interested in aggravating tensions and thus acts within current realities.

    ”No, they aren’t contrary. We have warm relations with Israel and intend to further develop them. For this, I’m going to Israel,” Medvedev stated in his interview with Israeli Channel 2, in response to the question of …

  • U.S. National Security Council demands that Russia and Iran cease supporting Syrian government

    The U.S. National Security Council has demanded that Russia and Iran cease supporting the Syrian government due to its use of chemical weapons, according to a White House press release.

    Referencing the results of a year-long investigation by the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on the use of chemical weapons in Syria, in which it was determined that the Syrian government used industrial chlorine as a weapon against its own people in 2014 and 201 …