Contents tagged with Iran

  • Iranian Defense Minister: Iran will not purchase S-400 air defense systems from Russia

    The Minister of Defense of Iran, Hossein Dehghan, stated that Iran isn’t going to buy Russian S-400 air defense systems, although Moscow offered such weapons to Tehran, Tasnim reported. According to Dehghan, Russia offered S-400s and other air defense systems to Iran but Tehran declined.

    The Minister reported that Iran has voluntarily withdrawn a lawsuit against Russia over undelivered S-300 systems.

    “However, Iran retains the right to legally reopen the case if the S-300 air defense systems …

  • Iran will allow Russia to use Hamedan airbase indefinitely

    Iran will all allow Russia to use the Hamedan airbase as long as Moscow sees fit, Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan said on Saturday, August 20, Tasnim news agency reported. He added that Tehran does not plan to provide Russia access to other military bases. Dehghan also said that Iran has received the bulk of the Russian S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems, and the deliveries are expected to be completed within a month. The Minister noted that Moscow has offered to sell Iran S-400 and " …

  • Speaker of Iranian Parliament claims Tehran has not provided Russia with a military base

    The speaker of the Iranian Parliament, Ali Larijani, denied the claim that Iran provided a military base to Russia in the Islamic Republic. “Not a single Iranian military base was provided to Russian servicemen,” Larijani stated. The speaker of the Iranian Parliament also noted that Tehran cooperates with Moscow on regional issues, including the conflict in Syria.

    Earlier, it was reported that Tupolev Tu-22M strategic bombers from the Russian Air Force arrived at the Hamadan base in Iran to …

  • Russia says it did not violate UN resolution by using airfield in Iran

    The accusations against Russia of violating UN Security Council resolution 2231 for using an Iranian airfield are absolutely groundless, said a source at the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “Americans should read UN Security Council resolution 2231 more attentively,” he advised, as reported by TASS.

    According to the Russian official the wording of the relevant paragraph, about supplying weapons to Tehran, has nothing to do with Russian aircraft in Iran. Later, the Russian Minister of …

  • Russian aircraft once again take off from Iranian airfield to carry out air strikes in Syria

    Russian aircraft have once again taken off from the Hamadan airfield in Iran to carry out airstrikes on targets in Syria, Interfax reported, citing a statement released by the Russian Ministry of Defense.

    Tu-M22M3 long-range bombers and Sukhoi Su-34 tactical bombers took off from Hamadan and carried out strikes on positions of the so-called Islamic State in the province of Deir Ez-Dour.

    The bombers were covered by Su-35 fighters which are based the Khmeimim Air Base in Syria.

    Russian …

  • Secretary of Iran's Security Council: Iran's cooperation with Russia is of 'strategic importance'

    Tehran has decided to give access to its military infrastructure to Russia in their fight against terrorist groups in Syria as reported on Tuesday, August 16, by world media, referring to the statement of the Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran, Ali Shamkhani. In an interview with the Iranian IRNA news agency, Shamkhani also emphasized that Iran's cooperation with Russia is of strategic importance.

    Earlier, news agencies reported that Russian Tu-22M3 bombers, which are …

  • Russia has requested permission for cruise missiles to fly through Iraqi and Iranian airspace

    The Russian DefenSe Ministry has requested the use of Iraq’s and Iran’s airspace to launch cruise missiles, Russian Interfax news agency reports citing a military-diplomatic source.

    "The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation sent a request to Iraq and Iran regarding the use of their airspace for cruise missiles last week," the representative from the Russian Ministry of Defense stated.

    Previously, The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation announced the start of tactical …

  • Russia launches airstrikes in Syria from Iranian base

    Russian Tu22M3 and Su-34 bombers that are based at the Hamadan airfield in Iran have conducted airstrikes in Syria, Interfax reported. The sorties were the first time Russian aircraft had taken off from Iranian territory and carried out airstrikes in Syria.

    The bombers were covered by Su-35 fighters which are based in Syria.

    "On August 16, Tu-22M3 long-range bombers and Sukhoi Su-34 aircraft, travelling with full bomb loads from the Hamadan airbase (in the Islamic Republic of Iran), carried …

  • Poland begins to purchase Iranian oil as an alternative to imports from Russia

    Oil trader Mercuria, the largest seller of Russian Urals oil in Poland, is closing down its oparations with Urals oil and emptying Russian oil out of its tanks in the port of Gdansk, Reuters reports.

    It is noted that the oil trader will use a tanker to bring in Iranian oil. Mercuria will send more than 250,000 tons of unsold Urals oil to Asia using the super tanker Atlantas (VLCC). The same tanker will bring back two million barrels of Iranian oil to Gdansk.

    According to the agency, Polish …

  • Iran to consider transporting oil through Ukraine

    Tehran will study a proposal submitted by Kiev about the possibility of transporting Iranian oil to Slovakia and the Czech Republic via Ukraine, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

    Following a meeting between Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zangeneh the Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine, Igor Nasalik, the former stated that Tehran is ready to begin cooperation with Kiev on supplying oil directly to Ukraine, despite the fact that Ukrainian oil refining capabilities are minor.

    Iranian …